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Students send birthday wishes

October 23, 2013

Fourth graders at Independence Elementary gather around a poster of birthday wishes for a friend in need. Photo provided
Independence Elementary fourth graders made a birthday extra special for a friend in need.

Students in Mrs. Sorensen and Ms. Warners classes made a poster of special wishes and a Happy Birthday video for Chantel, niece of Denise Koleber of Clarkston, for her 28th birthday, Oct. 10.

Chantel suffered a severe allergic reaction to peanuts while visiting Las Vegas, and was med flighted back to Michigan for treatment at a Rehabilitation Center in Ypsilanti, Denise said.

The students deserve special recognition for their unconditonal act of kindess, she said.

"Chantel has been in a comatose state since Feb. 20," her aunt said. "They have touched her heart as well as mine and my family's in showing their love and support for her."