Breast Cancer Patient Honored At Guilford County Football Game

10:58 PM, Oct 7, 2011   |    comments
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Guilford County, N.C. - A few months ago, Renee Day didn't know if she'd be alive. Friday night, she was the guest of honor at the Northeast Guilford High School game. She even got to do the coin toss before a crowd of people committed to take care of her.

Students rallied behind Renee after they heard about her struggle on News 2. Breast cancer has taken a lot out of Renee - physically and financially. She and her entire family were on the verge of getting evicted...until Friday night.

The school named her an "Honorary Captain" and gave her a front-row seat at the game. Plus, students raised enough money to cover her family's rent for at least one month.

Renee was overwhelmed by the students' generosity. "I never expected a response like this," she said.
"I feel very connected. This is my home forever. I'm never leaving...I want everyone to feel the same heartwarming acceptance and the heartwarming help."

Renee says she's also received several cash donations from neighbors and strangers. When she travels to Illinois for treatment, a church has volunteered to take her to the airport and back home.

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