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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Emily Siddell loves playing with her friends in Mrs. Clendenin's gifted class. Every few weeks, Emily is absent from class to undergo treatment at Egleston Children's Hospital.
The seven year old was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in February. Her illness has not slowed her down as she, along with her classmates, have created the Webkinz For Wellness Project. "If you would donate one it would really help the hospital," said Emily.
Webkinz are stuffed animals with online virtual profiles. Emily's teacher first came up with idea. "My mom was inspired by a kid way across the globe. He was doing something about pillow pets," said fellow classmate and son of Mrs. Clendenin, Jackson Clendenin.
Emily's classmates have been very supportive of her situation and the Webkinz project. "Her hair was starting to fall out and she wanted to wear bandanas and she didn't want to stand out so we all decided to wear a bandana," said classmate Macey Kirkendolo.
"We get to donate to people with cancer. That's my favorite part. We're helping people," said classmate Jacob Sutton.
Mrs. Clendenin says this gives kids something to take with them in the operating room. "Our goal is to get a Webkinz for every child at Egleston Children's Hospital."
She says other schools have jumped on board. "The support has just been overwhelming. Other schools have picked it up and they've sent the flyers home so we're not only getting the Webkinz from students from our school, but also from other schools."
The deadline to donate is April 30th. Emily will take care of it from there. "I'll take them to the hospital and pass them out."
Hallmark in Thomasville is running an "Emily Special". Clendenin says they are selling Webkinz at a discounted rate in honor of the seven year old with a big heart.
You can donate a Webkinz to Garrison Pilcher Elementary either by mail or in person at 277 Hall Road, Thomasville, GA 31757.
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