Rayen students rally for classmate with cancer

Students rally for classmate with cancer in Youngstown, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Hundreds of Rayen Early College students hit the track Friday morning to benefit a classmate battling cancer.

Daniela Viera, 14, is going through chemotherapy for desmoid tumors, which affect the tissues of the body.

Some of the proceeds of today’s Relay for Life event at Chaney High School track will benefit Daniela, along with the American Cancer Society.

“I hope, for Daniela, it shows her that everybody is behind her. That’s my goal,” Rayen Nurse Sandra Huziak said. “The money is great. But I think the support that the school is showing for her means even more.”

Youngstown police chief Robin Lees and Mayor John McNally walked the track with students this morning. This is the third year Rayen has held a mini-Relay For Life. Their goal is to raise more than $2,000.

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