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Guntown PTO present check following "Jonah's Day"

Guntown Middle School officials presented a check to Jonah Horton and his family. Horton was diagnosed with leukemia in his 8th grade year.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 10:55 PM

GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) --- While many were celebrating July 4th with food, fellowship, and fireworks, one Lee County family was counting their blessings.

4,000 of them in fact.

Jonah Horton was diagnosed with T-Cell leukemia during his 8th grade year.

Instead of the annual field day at Guntown Middle School, the PTO organized "Jonah's Day."

Students, teachers, and staff all pitched in to make the day as successful as possible.

The group presented the family with a check for just over $4,000.

"There no words to described the generosity and support and love that everybody has shown we are just in awe with everybody everybody come together in this time just helped out so much," Dana Horton, Jonah's mother, said.

Jonah said he is looking forward to returning to school in January at Saltillo High School

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