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5/24/06-Tyler

East Texas Students Pitch In For Cancer Patients

Rebecca Hoffman is a J.R. Moore Middle School student and missed the school year to battle leukemia. During that time, her classmates collected soda tabs, to give to the Ronald McDonald House to help kids like Rebecca. After our story aired about this campaign, other schools and the East Texas community pitched in too. More than 550 pounds of tabs were put on a truck to be hand-delivered to the Houston Ronald McDonald House to be recycled. "The money will go to help any family staying at the Ronald McDonald House whether they need food, or to pay for them to stay at the home," says Sixth Grade Reading Teacher Barbara Hendrix, who encouraged her students to collect the tabs. "I was very surprised. I didn't think it was going to come out to be that much," says Moore student Shelby Quencer. Not only did Moore students collect tabs, so did six other schools in the district and two tabs came all the way from China!

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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