Girl's single loving gesture turns into her mission


The inspiration for Emma Mann's project was an aunt who had cancer. Emma gave her relative a stuffed bear to cheer her up during her illness. Jim Mayfield/ Daily Reporter

NEW PALESTINE — A little over a year ago, 9-year-old Emma Mann decided to do whatever she could to help her favorite aunt battle cancer.

She gave her one of her stuffed Build-A-Bears with peace signs on the fur. Which was a big deal, because Emma is all about stuffed animals.

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