Sweet gesture with sweets lands girl in Good Kids spotlight

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A "sweet" girl who's using "sweets" to help others is WIBW's Good Kid this week.

Sian Ball is 12-years old and lives with a rare disorder that makes her basically allergic to the sun. We met her a couple years ago on 13 NEWS, and she told us how any length of time in the harsh light sparks painful reactions.

Perhaps that's why she's so sensitive to other kids who face challenges in life.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas CEO Mindee Reece nominated Sian as a Good Kid.

Mindee says she reached out to local bakers who might donate to their spring bake sale fundraiser and came across Sian's business, Sian's Custom Sweets.

Sian says she knows what it's like to be in the hospital - and quickly signed on to bake and donate 100 dozen cookies and other items. Brownies, no-bakes, snickerdoodles, pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls and more were all part of the delivery.

It all helped raise a lot of "dough" so families can have a room at the Ronald McDonald House and be close to their children who are hospitalized.

Mindee says Sian is an inspiration.

For her part, Sian is getting ready to attend a summer dance camp, and plans to continue her relationship with Ronald McDonald House.