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Haubstadt school stands behind student with cancer

Many at Haubstadt Community School wore special shirts on Tuesday in support of one of their own. Many at Haubstadt Community School wore special shirts on Tuesday in support of one of their own.
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

It's a simple picture. It doesn't take that long to take, just a few seconds and it's over. The story behind it though is one that will tug at your heart. 

The entire seventh grade class at Haubstadt Community School wore special shirts on Tuesday in support of one of their own.

"She comes off as shy at first, but once you get to know her, she's life changing," says Gabby Deweese.

Gabby organized selling shirts for her best friend Grace Camp-Bennett, who's currently battling a rare form of sarcoma.

"I thought maybe we could get something together to help support her and help pay for the pills and the chemo," Gabby says.

She says being able to give this gift to Grace will be something everyone will be able to cherish.

"She'll probably be really happy to know a lot of people are supporting her," she explains.

One of Grace's teachers, Ron Kahle, says seeing every student from first grade to seventh grade pitch in has been encouraging for all.

"They really care about each other. To have one of our students dealing with this, and even the younger kids knowing that it's important," Kahle shares.

It started as a way for her classmates to show her they were thinking of her. Now, it's obvious that the entire school has Grace on their minds.  

Gabby has raised more than $700 from the Team Grace shirts.

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