Candy sales make life sweeter

Trevor Gilliam

Delisia Washington, Staff writer

As a child, Costantino stayed in The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, which the local Children’s Miracle Network facility in Danville.
“It is a charity that is near and dear to my heart because I saw first-hand what the money goes toward,”  junior communications Major Costantino said.
Donations to the CMN help provide children with a comfortable, home-like hospital stay and fund the latest equipment and technology for advanced treatment.
“There is a game room where kids  could go to escape the reality of pain and medication; and every room has a TV and DVD player. It’s the little things that make a difference, ” Costantino said. “It benefits the kids in this area, which is very important and much needed.”
All the candy was homemade by Costantino and his grandparents. The candy selection ranged from milk chocolate Easter bunnies bigger than your hand to tiny 2-inch multi-colored chocolate eggs.
While children are the main beneficiaries of this fundraiser,  people who sold and bought candy also benefited from the act of doing something good. Constantino witnessed how people would stop in their tracks and come back when one of their account members screamed out, “It’s for The Children’s Miracle Network.”
“Because of all the support these children are alive and well; and it shows that miracles do happen in our area.”