COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A Columbia girl turned 8-years-old on Saturday.
Ada Cottrell celebrated her birthday by raising money for people during the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Unity Playground To Be Dedicated In Honor Of Fallen Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio
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Ada lost her father two years ago to colon cancer.
Robert Cottrell was an electrical engineer at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.READ MORE: Highway Safety Advocacy Group Calling For New Attention To Fatal Crashes Putting Kids At Risk
He died of Stage IV colon cancer just days before Ada’s sixth birthday.
Ada and her mom want other people to not feel alone.
“If you have a loved one who is sick, who has cancer, and if you have lost anyone with COVID-19, do not be discouraged because there’s a lot of people who are going through the same,” Joyce Cottrell said.
Ada and her mom set up a non-profit that supports other cancer victims by purchasing groceries and paying for bills.MORE NEWS: Man In Stable Condition After He Was Shot In Face While Driving Early Saturday