Students and teachers show support to classmate

Students and teachers show support to classmate
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THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Students at Garrison Pilcher Elementary School had a powerful Facetime chat with one of their classmates for the first time since she started treatment for leukemia in Atlanta.

Briley Lamons and her family shared the news with her classmates this week.

Since learning about it, teachers and students joined together to show their support by raising money and wearing themed outfits at the same time.

Wednesday, students donated a dollar and wore hats to school.

Teachers at the school also chipped in money to wear jeans for the week.

All of the money will go to Briley's family as they are currently in Atlanta for the time being with new added expenses.

"They understand she is sick, they might not understand how or why or what's going on, But they understand one of their classmates and peers, they have a need, they are helping us meet the need of the family and also Briley," said Principal Sharonda Wilson.

Later this week, the students will participate in Super Hero Day in honor of Briley.

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