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Baconton students support fellow classmate in her battle with a brain tumor

Brianna Layton Brianna Layton
The shirts made for her have her favorite college football team's colors. The shirts made for her have her favorite college football team's colors.
Stacey Shiver Stacey Shiver
Everyone is pulling for Brianna and hopes that she can finish her senior year with those closest to her. Everyone is pulling for Brianna and hopes that she can finish her senior year with those closest to her.
BACONTON, GA (WALB) -

A Baconton Charter Community School senior found out more details on her prognosis after doctors discovered a brain tumor. Brianna Layton's classmates describe her as fun and a joy to be around, and they want to do anything they can to help her. 

Baconton Community Charter school has around 60 seniors. While walking down the halls, they can all tell one is missing. 

"It's really different with out her umm it's kind of quiet in class without her," said Tatum Newsome.

Before the prognosis, Brianna's teacher noticed that something wasn't right with the bright 17-year-old girl.

"I knew something wasn't right I remember calling Brianna's mom and say I didn't like the way she was looking and the way she was acting," said teacher Stacey Shiver.

Just a few days ago doctors removed a tumor from her brain. Her friends say they admire her courage.

"It's just amazing to me to watch her go through this and just to always be ok," said Logan Bowles. 

Brianna's courage is why the senior class has done everything they can to support her, from selling t-shirts to help the family with medical expenses to walking in to one of her favorite songs during a pep rally.

"She said that she's thankful that we're doing the shirts and that her and her family appreciates it. And that she really loves the shirts," said Erin Vison. 

Everyone is pulling for Brianna and hopes that she can finish her senior year with those closest to her.

The Teen's favorite song is Sweet Home Alabama. The shirts made for her have University of Alabama colors, which is Brianna's favorite college football team.

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