Holt residents support beloved teacher's grandson who has cancer

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 06:12 PM.

“Cancer is not cheap,” she said. “I really wanted to do something to help (Jaxon).”

Prior to Jaxon’s diagnosis, Derrick said the academy was planning to use the World’s Finest Chocolate candy bar fundraiser to purchase supplies.

However, the staff decided to donate the proceeds to Pinkerton’s family instead.

Pinkerton said she was “surprised” and “overjoyed” when she learned about the decision.

“We are all just so thankful,” she said. “I miss them all so much.”    

Jaxon is doing well after receiving medical treatments at a children’s hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., Pinkerton said. 

“(Doctors) said his progress is good right now,” she said. “He is right where he needs to be.”

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