Hollywood, MD— St. John’s School in Hollywood, Maryland teaches the value of community, love and the Christian message through action. The touching story of the courageous young boy, Nolan Scully, who has been battling cancer, has been a focus in the community outreach program at the school.

When Nolan was scheduled for a serious surgery, the academic classes paused and students took time to dedicate a rosary and pray for him that day. To let him know he is in their thoughts and prayers, the school children made birthday cards to help him celebrate.

In November, the SJS J.V. Girls Basketball Team raised money this season for warm-up jerseys and socks. They had money left over after a very successful bake sale and used that money to buy some things he needed to make his life a little more comfortable.

There were specific sheets and blankets the doctor suggested which were costly but the girls donated their money to do something to help someone else, a suggestion that came directly from one of the players. Before practice, they took the items to the firehouse to a family representative to be delivered when Nolan returns from the hospital.

The students are continuing to keep Nolan and his family in their thoughts and prayers this Christmas as they make Christmas cards for the upcoming holiday. The message being delivered to the students at St. John’s is one that should be embraced by all and is taught best by their example; the greatest gift is to love one another. St. John’s School J.V. Basketball Team delivering early Christmas presents for Nolan Scully.