By Zane Davis
As many high school seniors are suffering from extreme cases of “senioritis” and counting the days to graduation and the anticipated freedom that comes with being a graduate, one area senior, Hunter Lance, has been spending his time making tied fleece prayer blankets and gathering donations to purchase gas cards, scented lotions and various other items to donate to Angel Wings Network, a local non-profit cancer support association.
Hunter formerly attended both Fruitland and New Plymouth High Schools and he is finishing his senior year via a homeschool program, which included a community service oriented senior project. When faced with deciding on how to help out within his community, Hunter had no hesitation in choosing to support Angel Wings Network, of Weiser, Idaho. Many people are familiar with the great work that Angel Wings does in Washington County and surrounding communities, but their work is very dear to Hunter’s kind heart, as his late father, Doug, was a cancer survivor and client of Angel Wings Network.
Doug later volunteered for Angel Wings at the Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care center in Ontario, OR and to transport cancer patients to treatments, which is two of the myriads of services that Angel Wings provides.
Hunter devoted his time and energy on his senior project to making tied fleece prayer blankets, which are given to every new cancer client by Angel Wings staff, and to gathering donations to purchase gas cards and comfort items for clients. Hunter recently presented his hand-crafted blankets and donations to Mabel Dobbs, Paddy Daratt and Alberta Busking of Angel Wings Network Inc.
Hunter will be graduating soon, and he has a job waiting for him in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He plans to work a while before he decides on college. Hunter is an avid sports fan and would eventually like to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. Whatever this young man decides to pursue, he is sure to do it with poise, professionalism and compassion. The world is a better place with people like Hunter Lance in it!