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Students Help Teammate Recovering From Cancer Complete Race (Video)

Some school girls have won the heart of many internet users through a simple but far-reaching lesson about lending a helping hand in life.

A video of three schoolgirls helping their teammate, who is recuperating from cancer, complete a race in a track-and-field race in New York’s Capital District is going viral on social media. Shared by former American professional basketball player Rex Chapman, the video showed three students holding the hands of their teammate, Yeva Klingbeil, and walking by her side to help her complete the 4×1 relay.

As the students from Shenendehowa High School cross the finishing line, a huge round of applause comes their way from the audience and several students run to congratulate them. The students then surround Ms Klingbeil, who used to be a part of the school’s cross-country team, and shout her name to praise her indomitable spirit.

Mr Chapman wrote in the caption, “There is nothing like being on a team.”

The original video shared by the school’s athletics programme has received nearly 90,000 views and many said it was a lesson that so many need.

According to a report in wnyt.com, an outlet covering news for Albany and New York’s Capital Region, Ms Klingbeil hasn’t been able to run since she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in the jaw more than a year ago. It was a large mass attached to a nerve in her face. She had been undergoing chemo and radiation therapies but has also suffered some damage to her brain stem and struggles to swallow and even breathe on her own.


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