Wellington rallies for local first-grader diagnosed with cancer

Jarek Conrad, a Washington Elementary first-grader. 

by Pam Strader, Sumner Newscow — Jarek Conrad is a 6-year-old first-grader at Washington School in Wellington.  Jarek likes football, wrestling,  animals and playing with his brother Jace.  Jarek is the son of Megan Conrad and Jacob Conrad.  In December, Jarek was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma or RMS — muscular cancer. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the next nine months.    

To support the medical costs associated with Jarek’s illness the community has come together with several ways we can all help:

Eisenhower School, Jars for Jarek – January 13 – 24, jars for change and cash will be available for the children of Eisenhower Elementary School to make donations. 

Go Fund Me:  A Go Fund Me – Jarek Conrad Medical Fund has been created.  The link for donating to this fund can be found here:

Security State Bank – Medical Fund Account: –  has been created at Security State Bank for Jarek and family to off-set costs of medical treatment and expenses.  Donations of checks or cash deposits can be sent to or made at Security State Bank, 101 N Washington St, Wellington, KS 67152.

Panhandle Federal Credit Union – Medical Fund Account – An account is also available at Panhandle Federal Credit Union for donations towards medical treatment and associated costs.

Members of the Washington Elementary Team Jarek Cancer Crusade selling T-shirts at home basketball games are, from left, Amy West, Gina Schnelle, Liz Aguilar, Ann Shinliver and Georgia Shinliver.

Washington Elementary School will be selling t-shirts at Wellington High School home basketball games.   Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will assist in costs associated with his medical treatment. Stop by and support Jarek and his family by purchasing a Team Jarek t-shirt. Call Washington Elementary at 326-4370.

Team Jarek T-Shirt Sales (different shirt drive) – People can also purchase a different t-shirt from Cody Conrad to show support for Jarek.  T-shirts are $15 and are available in sizes YS to 3XL.  To order a t-shirt please contact Cody Conrad at 316-249-6051. 

Cards and well-wishes for Jarek can be mailed to Jarek Conrad, 1402 E Lincoln St, Wellington, KS 67152

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