Wichita Students Help Raise Money For Cancer-Stricken Classmate

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Third graders at Dodge Elementary are collecting money to help their classmate in his battle with cancer.

Kamren Teague's parents noticed he was talking a little funny and thought he had a sinus infection.

Doctors discovered a tumor in his sinus cavity, a fast-growing type of cancer. But Kamren's doctors are positive about his prognosis and say the type of cancer can be broken down faster and they will have a better chance of getting rid of it all.

Kamren is now undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Most days, he does his schoolwork at home, but he goes to class on days when he's feeling better.

"My good day, I don't feel really tired and I play. On my down days, I don't feel good and I don't want to do anything," Kamren said.

His family is hoping prayer and positive thinking will get them through this.

"I'm glad that we've got a lot of people praying for him and praying for us and we'll get through it," Rebecca Woolsey, Kamren's mother, said.

Kamren's family does not have health insurance. Students at Kamren's school have been holding fundraisers to help his family.

Today, Papa John's in Wichita will donate 20% of their proceeds to help Kamren's family with their medical bills.

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