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Daughter of Alumna Makes Her 9/11 Birthday About Giving to Others

September 11, 2001, was memorable for Marsha Graesser, a 2007 graduate of Bellevue University. It was 9/11 and terrorists had attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Marsha spent the day in the delivery room giving birth to her daughter, Olivia.

At age 12, Olivia already has established a legacy of fund raising for worthy causes.

Rather than asking for presents, to celebrate her ninth birthday, she asked friends and family to donate canned goods for the local food bank. This year she raised $670 to fund a Husker pizza watch party for residents of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue.


Read the Omaha World-Herald article.