Leap of Faith for Cancer Patients

By: Angela Salerno
By: Angela Salerno

Batman and Robin flying through the sky; when you take a closer look you see Leon High's Principal Rocky Hanna and Athletic Directory Mark Feeley jumping out of a plane at over 13,000 feet.

"I have had anxiety for the last week or since we agreed to do this. The kids raised the money," said Rocky Hanna.

The school had to raise at least $15,000 for the American Cancer Society in order to send their principal flying out of a plane.

"It shows that he will do whatever it takes, even if he's scared to do it, he's afraid of heights. For him to do this shows the kids he will do what it takes," said Karen Watson, a teacher.

Staff and students met that goal, raising over $7,000.

"I am gonna contribute so I can see things like this happen, so I put in a whole bunch of effort," said Whitley Gates, a student at Leon.

Hanna said jumping was a huge fear of his, but can't compare to what cancer patients face everyday. The gesture filled the whole sky with love and support for the Leon Lions and cancer patients.

Continuing support for cancer patients will be felt Sunday during the Breast Cancer Walk at Tom Brown Park at 3 p.m.


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