2019-04 - Ethar Al-Tekreeti

Metta Students visited Toll Gate High School in Warwick, RI to honor Ethar Altekreeti. Ethar is our April 2019 and 62nd Metta Students recipient. Our mission is to recognize high school students who perform random acts of love and kindness. Ethar epitomizes what we are all about.

Ethar, a freshman, is running in the Leukemian & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 for blood and cancer research and patient care in just six weeks. Many students run in the campaign, but Ether’s campaign is special because of one reason, she is a cancer survivor herself. Two years ago, Ethar was diagnosed with leukemia. She is now dedicating her life to helping fight the disease so no other child has to fight like she did.

We are proud to have Ethar join the Metta Students family. Special thanks Candace Calouri of Tollgate High School and the administration for giving Metta Students the opportunity to share Ethar’s story. #sharemetta; #mettastudents; #mettastudents.org; #tollgatehighschool.