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Birthday greeting for sick student
Irondequoit, N.Y. -- There was a special birthday greeting Thursday for a kindergarten student in the East Irondequoit Central School District who has cancer.
Students in Kiristin Fitzgerald's class at the Ivan Green Primary School got the chance to wish a fellow classmate, August, a happy birthday via Skype.
Thursday was August's sixth birthday; he was diagnosed with cancer back in January.
The class is taking part in the program "There's a monkey in my chair".
August got a big stuffed monkey that takes his place in school when he can't be there.
Thursday, the students wore their "Team August" T-Shirts.
"At first it started with cards and letters and pictures we would send with his sister home," says Fitzgerald.