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Johnston County 'hope box' is living tribute to beloved child

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Cassiel's Hope Box in Tishomingo was established in memory of Cassiel Jones, who died on Easter Sunday. (KTEN) Cassiel's Hope Box in Tishomingo was established in memory of Cassiel Jones, who died on Easter Sunday. (KTEN)

JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- A Johnston County woman is turning her personal tragedy into a way of giving back.

Monique Jones lost her 4-year-old daughter Cassiel on Easter Sunday when she was hit by a car backing out of a driveway.

"It's hard to believe that she could be taken from me, because me and her have been through so much," Jones said. "She was only four, and had four major surgeries. She was just so much stronger than me."

Months after the tragedy, Jones has set up a "hope box" in her daughter's honor where people can donate food and supplies... and where anyone can take what they need.

"Something opened up, and I just wanted to love a community as much as my daughter loved random strangers," she explained. "There's so many kids and seniors and adults that go without food daily. The box gives them a little bit of hope that maybe they could at least have one meal a day, if not more."

Currently there's one Cassiel's Hope Box, at M.A.D. Ministries, 900 East Main Street in Tishomingo, but Jones has plans to place additional donation stations throughout Johnston County.

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