Tulsa 7th Graders Show Support For Classmate With Cancer

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6

Students at Tulsa's Thoreau Demonstration Academy reached out to a classmate they've never even met and we were there for Tuesday morning's Oklahoma Moment.

The seventh graders used their bodies to spell out the name "Luis," then the Tulsa Fire Department used a bucket truck to hoist up a photographer to snap a picture.

That picture will go to a 12-year-old, who was supposed to be a new student at Thoreau. Instead, Luis is in a Tulsa hospital, waiting for a bone marrow transplant.

As students heard about Luis, and his story, they wanted to make sure he knew they were thinking about him.

"Versus just sending cards and letters, we thought it was more personal for all of the students in the class to be able to send a combined message to Luis, and this is the idea the students came up with," said teacher Courtney Davison.

Luis will have the bone marrow transplant in Oklahoma City, then it will be about six months before he can return to school.