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Young students want to help their classmate

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First and second grade 'Exploring Learning Opportunities' students at Garrison Pilcher Elementary School are accepting donations through next week for the "Webkinz for Wellness" project, which began in honor of their classmate, Emily Siddell.

The seven year old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February. She has treatments at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta.

The project idea began with their teacher, Delanna Clendenin. Clendenin spoke with Emily's mother about her students doing something for the hospital children in Emily's honor.

The webkinz are stuffed animals that come with an online code the children can use to log onto the company's website and do various activities.

The class also has been learning about Leukemia and the effects treatments can have on Emily.