HARRIS' HEROES

Rockville High School rallies around cancer-fighting student

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Students of Rockville High School are rallying around a young girl battling a rare form of cancer.

The pom squad at the school is sending 10-year-old Lily Weaver some much needed spirit.

“Something so simple we could change in our routine...like punching out her letters and show our support but make her feel better is really important for us,” said Abby Kleindinst, a 12th grader.

Weaver, a 6th grader from New Market, is battling ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. She spent the entire 5th grade year at the hospital in treatment.

Her school is preparing for a benefit concert in the girl’s honor, one of many student-lead events aimed at raising awareness for childhood cancer. The Lily's Hope benefit concert is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Rockville high school.

“It’s really incredible...how large of an effort there is here to help them out so we decided come on let's do our part,” said 12th grader Sam Elmore.

Lily's father Frank Weaver coaches and teaches at Rockville high.

“It's absolutely amazing. The poms came together,” he said about the support the family has received.

The students wear "Lily's hope" t-shirts and wristbands around school.

“It really means a lot that you're helping out and you do that. It's amazing,” Frank Weaver said.

His daughter has received well-wishes from the Washington Redskins cheerleaders and her favorite teen idol, Justin Bieber.

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