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Special gesture honors former Pine Creek mom

Posted at 10:11 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 00:48:29-04

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Thursday night a group of student-athletes made a special gesture of support for a member of their family.

A local mother who is battling the disease received several gifts in a special presentation ceremony at Pine Creek High School.

Gifts for Maria Cross included a wreath, blanket, and gift basket, and couldn't help feeling emotional.

"It means everything. I've had such a great outpouring of love from my friends and family, it helps me get through it. It really does," she said.

Maria had two student-athletes graduate from Pine Creek.

She was diagnosed in June.

The ceremony also included reading names of loved ones who have fought breast cancer.