Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

$1,000 Christi Thomas Seneca East Senior Scholarship

Announcing the $1,000 Christi Thomas Memorial Scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating Senior from Seneca East.

In September of 2006, nine year old Christi Thomas exhaled her final breath and left this earthly world. Hours later, Christi’s family established the “Christi Thomas Memorial Fund” in a concerted effort to memorialize their precious daughter’s short life. Thanks to generous donors, thousands of dollars have been raised and many programs designed to help others have been put in place.

The Seneca East Fifth Grader repeatedly demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a love for learning. In her memory, the Christi Thomas Scholarships were established to facilitate her desire to help others and to leave a lasting legacy. Each year one of these scholarships will go to a graduating Senior from Seneca East.

Although disease and the required travel for cancer treatments would ravage her body and take her away from home, school, friends, pets and toys, it could never take away her rich experiences, captivating books, yearning to discover more and desire to do good deeds. Despite four years of treatments, Christi was in school whenever her health permitted and was happy to be there. Remarkably, to the amazement of those around her, she never ceased to find comfort and joy in learning and reading.

Applications for the $1,000 Christi Thomas Memorial Scholarship are available at (then click on “Scholarships”). Applicants are required to complete a form, submit an essay and have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. All items must be submitted electronically to by the due date, which would have been Christi’s eleventh birthday (May 12, 2007).

The Christi Thomas Memorial Fund is an official 501 (c) (3) Non profit foundation and part of the Gillmor Trust. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


At 2/4/08 10:43 AM, Blogger Olivia said...

What an honor for these students! Christi lives on in so many ways.



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