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5/12/08-Upshur County

Students Use Talent To Help One Of Their Own

An East Texas High School is putting all its talents together to help one of its own. 

Last summer, Harmony High School's secretary was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, but instead of sitting back, she decided to participate in a breast cancer walk.  That, however, costs money, so now, Harmony students are putting their best foot forward to help.  

Harmony's got talent and Harmony High School students want to show you.  Why? Because of high school secretary Carol Wright, who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer for the second time.

"We've seen all that she has gone through and how much she has endured, and we are just so lucky," said talent show organizer Nathan Wade.  "Who are we to say we can't give back to the community." This week the high school will be holding a talent show filled with 25 performances and two special guests.  The students are hoping to raise enough money so Wright can reach her goal.

"It's really hard to explain because it just makes you feel loved, so loved," said Wright.  "They just really rallied around me."  In November, Wright will be walking in the Breast Cancer 3 Day, which requires you to raise $2,200.  At first, Wright says she was not sure if she could do it.

"I just had my surgery in January," said Wright.  "I heard about the walk in January, but I thought, wow, I would really like to do that, but can I? And I called my sister and she said yes Carol, we can do it."  Now, thanks to some special students, her dream of crossing that finish line is that much more real.  

"I really appreciate everything they are doing for me, and I love them very much," said Wright. 
"I feel their love, and it's not only for me, but for all women."  Harmony's talent show is Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the high school gym.  Admission is $5.00 and all the proceeds will go toward Wright's walk.

Molly Reuter, reporting.


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