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800 Students Perform Bruno Mars Song For Vice Principal's Cancer-Stricken Baby — VIDEO

Thu, May 24, 2012 10:20am EDT by Add first Comment
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A tearful elementary school vice principal looks on as 800 of her young students perform Bruno Mars’ ‘You Can Count On Me’ to honor her and 10-month old cancer-stricken baby. So touching!

Vice principal Tara Dragon Hernandez took a leave of absence from Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville in Louisiana when her 10-month-old son Grayson was diagnosed with cancer. At the school’s end-of-year ceremony, her students performed a flash mob of a Bruno Mars song to honor her and her son. The mother was visibly moved to tears!

“I thought I was coming to sign some papers so that really took me off guard,” Tara said to WWLTV.

WWLTV reports that little Grayson was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer (a rare childhood cancer that develops in nerve tissue) and has already went through four rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancerous tumor. Chemotherapy has gotten rid of 98 percent of his cancerous cells.

With lyrics like “You can count on me like 1-2-3, I’ll be there” make the song the perfect choice to help Tara and Grayson continue fighting!

‘We just wanted to show her that the kids are thinking about her every day and show their appreciation to her,’ said Tiffoney Lajaunie, a student’s parent who organized the dance.

Isn’t it so sweet what they all did for Tara and Grayson, HollyMoms?


— Lorraine Chow

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