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Culver's in Carol Stream raises money for 2-year-old leukemia patient

Thursday, December 19, 2013
We never expected anything like this to happen. I mean, we obviously live in a great community, said Keith Heard, father.

"We never expected anything like this to happen. I mean, we obviously live in a great community," said Keith Heard, father. (WLS Photo)

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The giving spirit of the holidays was in high gear at Culver's restaurant in suburban Carol Stream Thursday night where 10 percent of the day's total sales will benefit a child with leukemia.

After hearing about two-year-old Vayda Heard's diagnosis, the restaurant chain's co-founder, Craig Culver, wanted to help.

He met the child's family on Thursday and says the funds raised will help cover Vayda's chemotherapy and medical bills.

"We never expected anything like this to happen. I mean, we obviously live in a great community," said Keith Heard, father.

Teachers from several Carol Stream schools served dinners Thursday at the Culver's in a show of support for Vayda and her family.

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