KSHB: North Kansas City teenager creates bags to lighten load for cancer patients

This holiday season, one Oak Park High School student is working to lighten the load for patients battling breast cancer.

Cherlyn Rich, 16, has given Saint Luke's Plastic Surgery Specialists hundreds of handmade sewn bags for women who undergo mastectomies. 

"They get mastectomies and they have to carry these massive drains around, and this makes it easier to carry it," Cherlyn said. "And then they don't have to hold it and worry about stopping their everyday life just because they have the drains.

KSHB talked to Cherlyn about why the cause is so meaningful to her after losing her dad to cancer two years ago.

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