Savanhah Strandin demonstrates what is means to be Stateline strong. The professional singer and actress faced a lot of adversity in her young life, after the aspiring performer had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. When the news broke about her illness, friends and the entire community came together to support her in her time of need.
Now, months after the diagnosis and benefit to raise money for medical bills, Savannah is saying thank you to everyone who helped her. She’s doing it in the most fitting way possible, with a Thank You Cabaret at Our Savior’s Lutheran church. Savannah is also using the Cabaret to pay it forward by raising money for a nonprofit that lifted her spirits throughout her treatments, and making sure other young adults in similar positions get their dreams met like Nikolas Ritschel Foundation made sure she did.
“They granted me a wish, and they’ve been incredible through this journey. They took me to see shows in the Rockford area. I got to meet one of my role models in theater.“, said Savannah.
The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is a Rockford based non-profit. It’s much like Make-A -Wish but instead helps young adults from 18 – 24 years old, who’ve been diagnosed cancer by encouraging them and granting wishes during their battle.