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April 16, 2014

Local school raises money for heart health

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The names on the wall were then entered into a special drawing where the winner gets to be “principal for a day.”

In addition, the day before the Heart Walk, students and faculty were encouraged to wear a superhero, or blue, T-shirt to show support for Macy.

“To entice students to participate, our theme was ‘Superheroes from Summersville,’” Franklin said.

This was Mount’s first time taking part in the Heart Walk. She was a member of two teams for the event — “Macy’s Heart and Soul” and the “Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Team.”

Mike Smith of Woodlawn, Mount’s father, said the support shown to his family during this stressful time has been amazing.

“She has shed a lot of tears, but most of them have been just happy tears (because of) people’s concern.” Smith said of Mount.

Mount has two daughters — Macy and Lilly, who is 2.

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