Community rallies together in support of Tyler ISD student battling cancer
Tyler, TX (KETK) — Bre'shauna has a rare form of blood cancer, and has been battling against the disease since 10 years old. So Boulter Middle School hosted a walk-a-thon Friday morning to raise money and show their support.
KETK spoke with Bre'Shauna's mother, TyRhonda Sherfield, who said, "It means a lot to me because it's just showing the support and the love that Bre'shauna has, not only from her school but the whole community. It's just really important and it's uplifting to her". Students, parents, faculty, and even a former NFL player joined together to create a special day for a special girl. Former Jaguar's player Kenny Pettway, said, "It was just not a question to get up this morning and come down here and see her. You know the stuff that I did on the field and the guys are doing on the field now, is so small compared to the courage that she has at 12 years old".
Bre'shauna led the parade wearing a glistening crown and even bigger smile. Sherfield said, "A day like this just puts her on high, she's like on cloud 10". The event raised $6,567.26, in just one day. Boulter Middle School's principle explained, "The spirit of unity is just breathtaking". If you would still like to help, donations are being accepted in the front office at Boulter Middle School.
This further encourages Bre'shauna to stay positive and keep fighting. Her mom said, "She is strong and she's tough. you know she has her good days and she has her bad days, but the most important thing is she has her faith and that's what's keeping her going through all of this".
For more background on Bre'shauna's story, click here: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/prayers-for-breshauna-12-year-old-tyler-isd-studen .