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Spencerport HS community rallies around classmate

The Spencerport High School community is rallying around one of their classmates during a tough time (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Spencerport High School junior is recovering in New York City. 12 days ago, 17-year-old Brian Bynoe had a heart transplant after suffering from cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.

Friday, at his high school, Brian’s junior class took a group picture to let Brian know he was in their thoughts. They dressed in red to celebrate his new heart during what is “Heart Month."

“He’s like a brother to everyone," said friend Emma Soule. “He’s like family."

Malasia Sero, wearing a red shirt with a heart on it Friday, called Brian a fighter.

Spencerport Assistant Principal Tim O’Connor said Brian’s motto, fittingly is, “I got this." And just in case, his Spencerport family has got his back.

For more information about the American Heart Association's upcoming Heart Walk in Rochester, click here.

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