Sunnyside High School senior Angelica Cardenas and her family awaited the birth date of her cousin's unborn son. The ultra sounds and regular check-ups seemed to be good.
But then the delivery date arrived.
Cardenas' cousin didn't get to hold her baby, there were complications with his birth and he was rushed to Seattle Children's Hospital.
Cardenas says she's had many friends and family members who've been patients at the Seattle specialty hospital, and is chomping at the bit to give back.
At this year's Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade, attendees can take pleasure in homemade baked goods while enjoying the lighted wonder of the annual parade.
But with every bite they take, the baked-goods connoisseurs may also know they are helping a greater cause.
In honor of her friends and family, Cardenas is hosting a bake sale along the Dec. 1 parade route, to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital. The high schooler says she hopes to raise at least $500 for the organization that has directly affected her.
Cardenas invites all parade goers to find her along the route, and give a little to the organization that helps many Lower Valley youngsters.