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Finley High School Goes Green to Support Student with Liver Disease

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FINLEY, WA- Friday River View High School sported green clothes and green ribbons for liver disease awareness. A student at the school, Jaxxon Myers, is battling stage three liver disease and her birthday is Saturday. 

Three years ago, Jaxxon lost her dad to liver disease as well. One student, Jazmine Curtis wanted to help let her know she's not in the fight alone, "well me and Danny were talking and we kind of came up with something because tomorrow is Jaxxon's birthday so we kind of wanted to make it special for her so green is the color of liver disease so we dressed up in green to support what she has and to let her know she's not alone". 

The school's biggest message today was to let Jaxxon know she is not alone. Even the school counselor, Mrs. Duty made sure that message was clear, "well this is my 19th year and like I was saying, we never let a Panther fight by themselves and she knows that, that she's not alone and we're all together". Jaxxon told us she looks up to Mrs. Duty as a second mom. 

After seeing everyone in their green, Jaxxon said "I feel like I'm not alone and it really does help, I've always had struggles in school because of the disease but being older and knowing I'm not alone for this, makes it better". While it was a day for Jaxxon and her mom to build their strength and community, her mom was still very emotional, "I'm overwhelmed, I've been crying on and off all morning seeing your pictures".