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Distinguished Finalist

Gabriella Feygin

Excelsior, Minnesota

Gabriella Feygin, 10, of Excelsior, Minn., a fifth-grader at Minnewashta Elementary School, co-founded a youth initiative that’s raised more than $130,000 since 2013, helping hundreds of families affected by childhood cancer with transportation, mortgage payments and other basic expenses. Since learning that families can be bankrupted by childhood cancer costs, Gabriella has devoted more than 2,000 hours to her “Michael Romm’s Legacy” fundraising team, named in honor of the grandfather who died from cancer before she was born.