Kids tap dodgeball to raise hope

Students and faculty at a Stamford middle school are using a different method to support a young girl battling brain cancer.Cloonan Middle School students say

STAMFORD - Students and faculty at a Stamford middle school are using a different method to support a young girl battling brain cancer.

Cloonan Middle School students say classmate Martha Rosa loved to play dodgeball before her cancer diagnosis, which inspired a tournament to help raise money for the seventh-grader.

Thanks to the school, Martha and her family left the game with an $800,000 check for her medical bills.

"It makes me feel special," Martha says.

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