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Cherokee students support classmate with cancer

CHEROKEE, Iowa (KTIV) - Many students in Cherokee, Iowa are already making a difference in the life of a fellow classmate.  
Hunter Eaton was diagnosed with testicular cancer that moved in to his lymph nodes. He's currently in remission and waiting on a test that will show if he's cancer-free.

But, in the meantime, students have stepped up to show their support by making t-shirts to raise money for Eaton's medical bills. Students say Hunter couldn't believe how his classmates were going above and beyond just for him.  

"The first 250 shirts sold out in like a day and that was just shocking to him that he had so many supporters. I mean, he knew that he had friends and people that cared about him, but I don't think he knew to the scale," Abby Lubeck, Washington High School Senior said.

So far, the t-shirt sale has raised about $3,500 for Eaton.

There will be a benefit held for Eaton this Sunday, April 6, in Cherokee, Iowa from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Community Center in Cherokee. You can donate to Eaton through Cherokee State Bank; the account is under "Team Hunter." 
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