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Pink fire trucks spread cancer awareness

Reported by: Jessica Albert
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Updated: 10/20/2013 1:18 am
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- Taylor Wardlaw came to school Friday not at all expecting what was about to happen.

Pink fire trucks parked in front of her school just for her and two other cancer survivors.

"All my students were there supporting me, which really spoke to me," Wardlaw said.

Wardlaw was diagnosed with a form of kidney cancer when she was just two-years-old and was hospitalized until she was three.

"I'm just happy to be cured really, because I would be scared today if I still had it right now," Wardlaw said.

The Pink Heals Tour was started in 2007 with just one pink fire truck.

Now there are 87 trucks traveling in three countries.

Even though the trucks are pink, the founder of the Pink Heals Tour said these trucks are meant for anybody with any form of cancer.

"It took people that are selfless, not in service to themselves to start a program that is affecting change when it comes to our health care system," Pink Heals Tour Founder Dave Graybill said.

Graybill and his group travel across the country for people rather than just their causes.

"A lot of organizations in our country raise lots of money off people getting sick, but they don't go to people's homes," Graybill said.

The Pink Heals Tour mission is something that the principal of Pontotoc High School believes is good for his students.

"If we can add to that message in anyway, or help in this matter, we'll do anything we can to support it," Pontotoc High School Principal Paul Henry said.

Wardlaw said she is happy to be a part of such a meaningful tour.

"It makes me feel incredible," Wardlaw said. "It makes me feel like I'm a part of something that can make a difference."

She said this experience has been one she will remember for the rest of her life.
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