All Saints Students Record Audiobooks For Children's Hospital


After third-grader Matilda Rocu died from a brain tumor last fall, All Saints Catholic School students decided to keep her memory alive by recording audiobooks for other kids at the Children's Hospital.

Dozens of students between the 4th and 8th grade recorded their favorite bedtime stories, and put them on CDs.

Rachel Rocu told us that she and her little sister Matilda loved to read - even staying up past their bedtimes for a good book.

“We were late sleepers cuz we didn't like to sleep, so then we'll just get a book and read a book," Rachel said.

The students are recording the audio books for kids at the Children's because of the kids stay at the hospital for long periods of time, just like Matilda.

Fifth-grade teacher Madilynn Kettle said, “We definitely chose the Children's Hospital because it was where she received her care from and a lot of those kids are in similar situations."

The students read bedtime stories for the audio books, ranging from Dr. Seuss to Clifford.

Madilynn said, “It's nice because they introduce themselves before the beginning of every book and say goodbye in the end. So it's like they're getting a bedtime story and making a new friend.”

The school planned to deliver the audio books on Friday.


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