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Cape Girardeau schools go green in support of student undergoing bone marrow transplant

Kids and staff members gladly put on Lorilai’s favorite color as she continues to fight her battle against leukemia. Kids and staff members gladly put on Lorilai’s favorite color as she continues to fight her battle against leukemia.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Students and teachers in Cape Girardeau are going green in support of a seventh grader undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Lorelai Clubb, 12, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on April 20. She was spend most of her time since then at Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

She was unable to start seventh grade last week with her class due to the bone marrow transplant on Aug. 18.

"Lorelai's leukemia diagnosis changed our world in April. As hard as it's been on Lorelai and our family, we have been overwhelmed and blessed with an enormous outpouring of support from our family, friends, the Cape Girardeau School District, the southeast Missouri legal community, and just the people of southeast Missouri as a whole.  When Lorelai saw all of the people wearing green shirts this morning on Facebook, it put a smile on her face that has not left. It's the prayers and support of family and the community that are helping Lorelai and her family fight this cancer," Lorelai's Father JP Clubb said. 

Students and staff at several schools in Cape Girardeau are wearing green shirt in support of Lorelai Tuesday.

Alma Schrader Principal Dr. Ruth Ann Orr says its more than the kids participating, though, it’s the entire community. 

“I get kind of teary-eyed because it’s not just the kids. It’s been the kids, it’s been the kids’ parents, it’s been people everywhere who have found out about it and want to love on this family," Orr said. 

Lorelai has a sister also in the seventh grade at Cape Girardeau Junior High School and a brother in the fourth grade at Alma Schrader.

One grandparent of a student at Alma Schrader says it's great to see the students supporting and empathizing with their classmate in this way.

“It just shows the other kids how to deal with those things and show respect for their fellow classmates," Richard Couch said. 

If you are going green in support of Lorelai, send pictures to cnews@kfvs12.com.

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