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Teacher with cancer finds hope in students

May 20, 2004

Colquitt- A physical education teacher is coping with cancer thanks to her students.

Marianne Melton was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. To help pay for medical expenses, students at Miller County Elementary School gave her a check for two-thousand dollars.

The Junior Beta Club and fifth graders sold "Miss Marianne" breast cancer awareness pins and donuts to collect the money. Melton says, "It was the most moving experience. The kids have been wonderful through the whole ordeal and for the kids to get that kind of money, it's unreal. I was just overwhelmed, really was, it was so nice."

May 20th was declared "Miss Marianne Melton Day".

Melton is getting cancer treatments in Texas and hopes to be back at work next year.

She hopes to be a role model for all those struggling with life's obstacles.

posted at 5:15PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com