Students help clean up house for St. Jude patient's family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Students help clean up house for St. Jude patient's family

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Many Mid-South students are enjoying a day off from school on Good Friday, but one group of students made it their mission to do good for the family of a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient.

They're fixing up a house for the Taylor family moving to Olive Branch, Mississippi to be with their 2-year-old who is suffering from leukemia at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A team of helping hands busy painting and raking leaves, all for a stranger caring for a sick child.

"I am using a paintbrush and I am painting all the doors white," said one student.

"We just love our family so it was important that we could be together," said Jamey Taylor.

Taylor is holding on to her 2-year-old Hannah. The family is trying to stay together for her after a doctor's appointment for what they thought was an injured leg.

"We're thinking 'oh she just hit her leg, probably broke it or something,' but it came back as leukemia," said Hannah's mom.

Taylor and her husband Jesse are expecting their seventh child. Jesse Taylor is still recovering from injuries he suffered fighting overseas.

These chores will allow the family to live close to the hospital while they battle with Hannah.

Students from Evangelical Christian School are happy to help.

One student said, "I just can't wait to see like the look on their face when they see like what has been done."

The students are teaming up with Habitat for Hope, helping the Taylors with shelter for the next two and a half years.

"It makes me feel good about myself that I'm doing something to help other people," said another.

"I just think it's important to help those who aren't as privileged as us."

A family once buried in difficult news, is now surrounded by love and support from these busy little workers.

'It was really frightening to think of her having to go through anything like that," said Taylor. "This is just a blessing from God, we just appreciate every single bit of it."

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