PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 4-year-old girl is working with her mom to help others.
Katelynn was born with a heart condition, which required surgery at Children’s Hospital.
She wanted to do something to help out other kids like her, so she and her mom decided to make dog treats to raise money for the Free Care Fund.
“She was having surgery last year and we wanted to come up with a way to help raise money for caring for kids because she was gonna be having her surgery at Children’s [Hospital],” Katelynn’s mother, Sarah Stamos, said.
They’re called Katelynn’s Kookies.
Last year, her goal was to sell a 100 bags, and she ended up selling more than 300.
Her mother says making dog treats seemed like a perfect fit.
“Well, we couldn’t sell cookies or homemade baked goods. We didn’t want to do jewelry, and everyone has a dog. And I mean, it kind of just worked out that the cookies were the best option for us,” said Sarah.
You can get three cookies for $1.
They’ll be on sale at the Eat’n Park in Robinson Township through Dec. 11.
“Last year, Sarah wanted to do something special in honor of Kateylnn,” said Eat’n Park’s Director of Giving Trina DeMarco. “Katelynn loves dogs and together they started creating Katelynn’s cookies benefiting the Free Care Fund.”