Pay it Forward: Woman makes paracord items to raise money for cancer research

Pay it Forward: Woman makes paracord items to raise money for cancer research (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. So Ann Nelson is doing her part to help find a cure.

"I've got flip flops, I've got headbands, dog leash," said Nelson as she showed 2News all of her crafts made of paracord.

She also has keychains, key fobs, necklaces, and bracelets.

"You name it, I've probably made one of them," she said.

Nelson hopes to sell all of her items to raise money for cancer research, namely CureSearch.

All of her efforts are done in the name of her great grandson, Lincoln.

"I don't like to see him suffering," she said.

Lincoln is only two-and-a-half years old and is fighting his second cancer battle.

"Right now he has an undifferentiated kidney sarcoma and it had spread to his lungs," said Chelsea Webb, Lincoln's mother.

Webb says Lincoln wouldn't be the active little boy he is today without research. He is currently in a clinical trial that doesn't affect him as much as chemotherapy.

"After seeing what chemo did to him then, this treatment's been amazing," Webb said.

Nelson wants to see other children feel better, so she works on her crafts every free moment.

"If I can help others as well as Lincoln, I'd sit and do this day and night," Nelson said.

Mountain America Credit Union gave Nelson $500 to help her with her efforts.

Nelson will be selling her items this weekend at the Wacky Warriors Charity Softball Tournament on September 7th, 8th, and 9th. The tournament benefits cancer research.

For more information on that, visit this website.

She will also be showcasing her items on Instagram--you can follow @annnelson5308.