On Monday morning, students and staff members at Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary School wore gold as they showed their support for Olivia Weatherford, a fourth-grade student battling stage four neuroblastoma. Olivia and her mother Sarah left for a month-long journey of treatment that spans from New York City to Houston.
Olivia was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in April 2019. Since then, she has had multiple surgeries, numerous treatments, and countless hospital visits across the country. Olivia and her family are sharing their journey and spreading awareness through their Facebook page, LIVE - In The Journey.
Gold is the color for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is September. Our students and staff members continued to show support across the district by wearing shades of gold.
It was humbling for Olivia's father, Aaron Weatherford.
"This is on another level of community. Each and every picture might just be a picture for these teachers and students, but it's a moment in time that will stick for us families in the fight," Weatherford said. "Thank you for the support, the awareness, and the imagery of 'we see you and are with you.' This means more than you'll ever know."
You can watch the send-off for Olivia by visiting Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary's Facebook page here. https://fb.watch/fRnW6D7CDj/