White Plains tree lighting honors student with cancer
A holiday tradition took on new meaning Thursday night in White Plains.
The annual Christmas tree lighting at Our Lady of Sorrows honored sixth grade student Myra Cacsire this year.
"It feels great," Cacsire said.
The student council president has been a student at OLS since kindergarten.
"She loves being part of school," her sister, Eileen, said.
This year's tree lighting feels different for Cacsire because she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in February.
"We're doing the best we can. Sometimes, all we can do is be there for her," Eileen said.
Being there is exactly what her community is doing, naming Cacsire to light this year's tree decorated in her honor.
"She loves being around her friends so that seems to be the most support she's gotten, just to keep feeling like a kid," Eileen said.
Her family is so grateful for all those who allow her to keep feeling that way...
Owners of Gemini Land & Tree Management, the O'Neill family, decorated the tree in Cacsire's honor in just one day.
They say this time of year is about giving and that's what they're honored to do.