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Milan Boy Collects Money for Teacher with Brain Tumor

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News
By news@wbbjtv.com

MILAN, Tenn. - A Milan boy celebrating his seventh birthday had a special request Saturday.

It was not for presents, but to donate money instead to his former elementary school teacher who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

On Saturday, seven-year-old Parker Barton raised $750 in cash and gift cards to give to Kristie Wilke, who teaches kindergarten at Milan Elementary School.

Last week, she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.

The money collected Saturday will help with Wilke's medical bills and traveling expenses.