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Morgan Students Help Lead Community Effort to Bring Cheer to Classmate

Community collects "Get Well" cards to deliver to Morgan student who has suffered from rare form of cancer.

At only 11 years of age, Morgan Elementary student Joey Caretti has already spent nearly a fifth of his young life in chemotherapy for a rare form of brain cancer. Following the treatment, Morgan students learned that their classmate has leukemia.

To help bring their classmate strength, Morgan students are assisting a community project to collect "Get Well" cards that will be delivered in a big sack to their friend.

Morgan students - and many others across the district - have been creating individual cards in art classes. In addition, each grade has created a large card for each student to sign.

Anyone can participate in the community effort. Get well cards may be sent to Joey c/o: 22671 Eddy Drive, Macomb, MI 48044. Over the few weeks, the cards will be collected and delivered to Joey - unopened - in a large sack.

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Heidi Johnson December 13, 2011 at 01:29 PM
We are having a Bone Marrow Drive for Joey on Monday, December 19th at Morgan Elementary from 2-8 p.m. We really need to get the word out. We are aiming for 1,000 registrants. Participants fill out a quick questionairre and then get a swab to the inner portion of their cheek.

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