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Kids walk for a diabetes cure

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Waterloo (KWWL) - On Wednesday, Waterloo elementary students came together to help one of their own.

Two students at Kittrell Elementary have been diagnosed with diabetes so the school walked a mile in support of diabetes ducation and research. The students also spent a day simulating diabetes and learning what their fellow classmates go through on a daily basis.

"They got to live diabetic for a day and snap their little rubber bands on their wrists and learned a lot about it," said Lena Simmons, a parent of a diabetic.

As part of the learning process the students also raised more than $600 for diabetes research.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

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