Ponca City native donates savings to feed essential workers

April 18, 2020 | Featured|Headlines


DENVER, COLO — Ponca City native Abagail Kana, 12, decided she wanted to do something to help a group of essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Kana, who now lives in Colorado with her aunt, Angela Kana-Veydovec, took her savings, consisting of her birthday and Christmas money and decided to donate it.

Abagail Kana

She gave the money to her uncle Chris Kana, who owns Café 7 and The Hamilton in Oklahoma City. As a result, Kana was able to provide $1,500 in meals to the staff at Mercy Hospital.

“Abagail felt bad for restaurant owners, said Angela. “Especially her uncle Chris. Her aunt Kyndol Ray is a nurse in Oklahoma so she wanted to help out. so she came up to me and asked if she could give her savings to her Chris to buy food for medical folks in order to help him and medical professionals like her aunt.”

Angela said she used all of her money that she has saved for years.  “She told me that it would be better for them because she has all she needs and that is what God would want all of us to do if we can.”  Angela said Abagail is hoping to inspire more kids to perform similar acts of kindness.

Chris Kana