Lina Kostic, an 11-year-old Ashland resident, is selling self-made rainbow loom bracelets to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
ASHLAND — Lina Kostic may be just 11 years old, but she has the empathy of a much more mature person when it comes to children and cancer.
Lina, who enters sixth grade this fall at Ashland Middle School, is seeking to raise $150 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston by creating and selling rainbow loom bracelets.
“It’s a lot of money to her,” said her mother, Milka Kostic, who works as a researcher for developing new types of therapy for cancer at Dana-Farber.
Lina said she started weaving when she was in third grade.
She watched video tutorials online, and friends taught her how to make bracelets. Eventually, she purchased a loom “with my own money,” she said.
Lina has made more than 80 bracelets in just the few weeks since school got out and is in the process of making more. They will be made in various shades of blue and yellow, which are the colors of Dana-Farber, she said.