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Principal gets slimed to fight Batten Disease

by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Kittrell Elementary students in Waterloo could hardly wait to see their principal, Audrey Wallican Green get slimed! And somehow she convinced her husband to get slimed with her.

If 95 percent of students participated in a "green out" for Nicholas Wellner, Principal Wallican Green agreed to get slimed.

Nicholas Wellner is a fourth grader at Kittrell and suffers from Batten Disease, which is causing him to go blind.

"It affects memory, short term memory, eventually long-term memory, speech and it is unfortunately at this time always fatal," said Nick's mom Jill Wellner.

Not quite 95 percent of the school wore green, which is Nick's favorite color, but it was very close. Plus, the students raised $1500 by purchasing green shirts and bracelets.

"Unbelievable. Very, very humbling. I told Ms. Green no matter what we're sliming her because that's amazing results. We're excited," said Jill Wellner.

All the money raised goes to hopefully help find a cure for Batten Disease. At any given time, between 200 and 400 people are battling Batten Disease in the U.S.

Principal Wallican Green and her husband say a little slime is worth helping to fight the disease, and the students certainly enjoyed seeing their principal covered in the gooey mess!

For more information on Batten Disease, click here.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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