The students write a check for Maddie

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With donations from businesses throughout the community, funds raised from the coffee house and raffle, spirit boxes, and additional money raised by the local elementary and middle schools, the students at St. Clair raised over $13,000! The money will help pay for Maddie's medical bills.

"People always say, 'Don't take life for granted you never know, blah, blah, blah,'" says one student. "But it didn't really hit until [Maddie's dad] told us all Maddie wanted was to be 16 years old. I mean, I just flew through my 16th birthday like it was another day. … I haven't even met her [Maddie] and I feel like I know her. She's the bravest little girl ever. She's younger than me and she's someone I look up to."
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