Superheroes at Scott Elementary help ill student battle cancer

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 28, 2018

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Friday, superheroes walked the halls of Scott Elementary School for Childhood Cancer Awareness week.

These students' super-strength is compassion for their classmate Paris Eberhart.

"We actually have a student here at Scott who is currently fighting cancer," said Lori Walker, a first grade teacher.

"We're battling cancer trying to help her," said Rayna Lucas, a second grader dressed as Wonderrwoman.

Eberhart was diagnosed two months ago, before starting first grade in Walker's class.

"It's very sad to have someone so young fight such a disease that takes so many lives. It's heartbreaking," said Walker.

The school is helping Eberhart with a fundraiser, while she’s being treated for cancer in her brain and spine. They've already raised nearly $900.

"We are just really overwhelmed with joy because this is something that shows that the community can pull together," says Angela Henderson, Eberhart's grandmother.

Appointments kept Paris away on Friday, so her grandmother joined in and dressed as her favorite superhero, Wonderwoman.

"This is my way of showing support that I love her and we're just all rooting for her to get better," says Henderson.

"We're wishing and hoping and praying that she is able to join us soon," says Walker.

The family says Paris has three more weeks of radiation treatment, before traveling to Atlanta for another 12 weeks of chemotherapy.

Paris has a GoFundMe page you can visit here.

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