Metro HS students tie gold ribbons to trees to show support for pediatric cancer

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Thursday is the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

To prepare, on Wednesday hundreds of metro high school students tied gold ribbons around trees at five area high schools.

Tatum Trysla tied ribbons in honor of her younger brother who was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer at seven-months-old. She says he is now cancer free, and she hopes to raise awareness for other families fighting cancer.

"He was given a 5-percent chance of survival, and St. Jude is the reason we have him today," Trysla said. "He is happy and healthy in the third grade."

The five high schools will be competing during September to see who can raise the most money for St. Jude.

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