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don utah students are reaching out to share love and hope with a dying child nearly three thousand miles away... abc4 utah's lauren matthias was in ivins today and shares how the whole school came together to make a difference. lauren matthias: 9 year old jacob thompson has cancer, and the children here at red mountain elementary school wanted to do something to make jacob holidays happier. sot "he has cancer, a very rare type." "he's having an early christmas and we are writing a note." "so he can feel better and be able to know that he's loved." vo little jacob-- now in a hospital in portland maine, might not live until christmas ... a holiday he has always loved ... and he has one request from strangers around the globe: please send christmas cards." sot jay porter vice principal red mountain elementary school "we're going to have our whole school do it. because if we can make a kids day better, let's do it." sots "i am glad you are having a christmas." "i am sorr that you have cancer." "i hope you have an extraordinary best christmas." "have an awesome christmas" "we all love you." on friday, every student in every classroom at red mountain elementary school in ivins wrote their cards to send to jacob-- focusing on star wars and penguins --two things jacob loves. sot jay porter vice principal red mountain elementary school "we're teaching the kids about empathy and i think that's a big part of it is understanding where others are coming from." vo the take-away lesson jay hopes resonates with his students: sot jay porter vice principal red mountain elementary school "your life might not be great, but we can always make somebody else's life a little better just by a simple act." sot everybody: "merry christmas jacob! lauren matthias "jacob has already received christmas cards from all over the world, but he'll soon have over 500 more from students here in southern utah. in ivins, lauren matthias reporting."




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