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Distinguished Finalist

Raegan Weber

Lawson, Missouri

Raegan Weber, 14, of Lawson, Mo., an eighth-grader at Lawson Middle School, is the co-founder of the “Henson’s Heroes” initiative, and over the past five years has collected more than $150,000 in toys and other donations for patients and families at Children’s Mercy Hospital. After receiving a much-loved blanket from an anonymous donor when she was 8 years old and being treated for a brain tumor, Raegan partnered with another young patient to bring comfort to others receiving treatment during holidays, birthdays and other special occasions.