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Students in Florida Are Using Prom Money to Help a Teacher Battling Cancer


When you're in high school, not much matters more than the prom.  Or at least that's what we all THINK.  Because sometimes kids can surprise you.
 
Recently, the prom committee at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Florida started raising money for decorations.  (Deltona is just north of Orlando.)
 
But then they found out a popular math teacher named Charlie Lundell was taking a sabbatical to get treatment for lung and liver cancer.  And this is the THIRD TIME he's had to have chemo.
 
The junior class president at Pine Ridge is a girl named Katie Buday.  And when she and her classmates heard about it, they decided prom wasn't that important after all.
 
Because, they've renamed this year's committee "Team Charlie."  And instead of raising money for the dance, they're raising THOUSANDS of dollars to help his family while he concentrates on beating cancer.  
 
They also found out that ANOTHER teacher is fighting a serious illness.  So now they're raising money for BOTH of them.  According to Katie, they just won't have as many decorations at the prom this year.  (WESH / MyFoxOrlando.com)  
 

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