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An elementary school is raising money for a sick student

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An elementary school is raising money for a sick student. It's heart-warming to see so many staff and students come together to raise money for 5 year old Emilia Pocasangre. Right now she's at Seattle Children's Hospital battling a brain tumor.

They're collecting coins and any other money they can find for a coin drive for Emilia. She's a kindergarten student at Cascade Elementary School. She's missed a lot of school because of her illness and everyone is doing their part to help out. Emilia's teacher Debbie Lockard says it's been a group effort to help her family out. "They're bringing in their pennies and coins and we're just going to give that to the family to help out with transportation and hotel rooms and things," said Lockard.

Principal Chad Foltz says "not only do we have a very supportive group of teachers. We have a very supportive parent group which has trickled down to having very supportive students here."

The family frequently makes trips from Kennewick to see doctors in Seattle. The school is now working with the sparrows club. They're a group that works with companies to raise money for sick children. Right now they're still looking for sponsors.

If you would like to help the school raise money for Emilia you can sign up with The Sparrow Club online at: http://www.sparrowclubs.org/

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