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School Supports Student Battling Cancer

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Teachers and students at a local high school are standing behind one student battling cancer.
     
Some even going as far as shaving their head in her honor.

Everyone is wearing yellow at West Carroll High School to show support to Noemi Magana who is battling cancer for the second time. Her classmates and teachers have been fund-raising for her medical expenses.
    
It started with one teacher who pledged to shave her head if students could raise $1,000. Now, donations total 6 times that amount.

"When she said chemo I was thinking was it the type where she would lose her hair and she said yes, and I said, if you want me to, I'll shave my head with you," Teacher Candace Silvius said.

"Honored I didn't expect this, I really didn't expect this," Magana said. "It's been surprising how much they've raised and the support I've had."

Noemi was diagnosed with cancer when she was in the 7th grade. It has been in remission until now.
    
The school is still selling T-shirts and hats if you would like to contribute to the cause.

 

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