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Model classmates and supporters rally around friend with cancer

The Model community has rallied in support of one of their classmates battling cancer.  Michael Adams, a senior at Model High School, is fighting Leukemia and his classmates and friends are stepping-up to stand with him and his family.  The Model/Johnson community and students are selling a t-shirt, holding fundraisers and even the basketball teams will get involved tonight to support the effort to assist the Adams family with medical costs and to show their support for Michael. Angie Yancey, a teacher at Model Elementary teamed up with Billy Reynolds, Graphic Communications instructor at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, to produce a t-shirt as a fund raiser. The shirts feature Scooby Doo, one of Michael's favorite cartoon characters along with the words: "Hope, Courage, Strength, Faith and We Support Micheal."  The College and Career Academy students in the Graphic Communications class are printing the shirts to sell for $12.  The proceeds of the shirt sale are donated to the Adams family to help with the tremendous cost of medical treatment. Even basketball opponents will come together before games tonight to unite in support for Micheal.  The Model Lady Blue Devils and the Coosa Lady Eagles will both wear the "We Support Micheal" t-shirts during warm-up activities before tonight's game at Model High.  "Coosa coach, Chad Cooper, contacted me about getting shirts to dress his entire girls team in for tonight's game," stated Ginger McClure, teacher at Model High School. "Other coaches also jumped at the idea so now both varsity girls teams, plus the Model varsity and JV boys, will all be sporting the shirts during warm-ups before games tonight."  The community will get involved on Friday, February 6 as a fund raiser will be hosted at Dykes Creek Baptist Church for Micheal and his family.  The idea for the event came from another youngster from the community who knows about battling cancer.  Daniel Veillon, a third-grade student at Johnson Elementary, was to have a celebration for being cancer free but has instead turned the event into a fund raiser for Micheal as a way to give back to the community for supporting him.  The fund raiser will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dykes Creek Baptist.  Daniel has requested that those celebrating him being cancer free or wanting to show their support for the Adams family to bring gifts, gift cards and donations for his friend Michael. 

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