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Red and blue Wildcats go orange to support fight against kid cancer

This morning, Gregory-Portland High School students dressed in orange to support Triumph Over Kid Cancer and to show support for 8-year-old Luca, who is in remission from cancer.

At 18 months, Luca had a seizure in front of his mom. It turned out Luca had a tumor in on the right frontal lobe of his brain, and was given a 10% chance at survival.

8-year-old Luca was diagnosed with cancer at just 18-months old. He is now in remission.
8-year-old Luca was diagnosed with cancer at just 18-months old. He is now in remission.

Today, Luca is 8, and beat the odds. He underwent treatment that has left him non-verbal, but Luca is a happy and resilient child.

Kyle and Riley Zipprian, presidents of TOKC’s DoThatOneThing! Council at G-P, put today’s event together.

The handle #LucaHappy was chosen because that’s what the students charge to be.

“We strive to be just as loving and happy as Luca is everyday,” said Riley Zipprian. “He didn’t allow his cancer to bring him down.”

Our Katia Uriarte even took part in the pep rally thanking the kids for supporting TOKC and Luca.

Katia Uriarte, with GP’s TOKC’s DoThatOneThing! Council presidents Riley and Kyle Zipprian.

 

Katia Uriarte

Katia Uriarte

Hello Coastal Bend! My name is Katia Uriarte and I'm an Anchor and Reporter at KRIS 6 News.
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