Gause ISD students raise $1,639 for March of Dimes

GAUSE— Students at Gause ISD raised $1,639.01 in honor of Layne McAtee for the March of Dimes Research during a April 2 fund-raiser.

McAtee was born 16 weeks early weighing in at one pound 15 ounces and 12 inches long. At only a seven percent chance of survival, McAtee’s life was like a roller coaster ride. But after 107 days in the hospital’s NICU, he was released to go home. The March of Dimes was responsible for much of the research that led to many of the therapies used to give McAtee a better chance of survival.

He is the son of David and Amber McAtee and his older brother Wyatt is in Pre-Kindergarten at Gause ISD.

The “Spring Fling” fund-raiser kicked off with a presentation from Christen Maltsberger, a representative of March of Dimes, and McAtee’s mom Amber. There was a slide show of the child, who is now two years old and doing well.

There were several different booths including ring toss, musical chairs, ping pong bounce and face painting. The most popular game was the dunking booth that featured GISD superintendant Perry Bell, Coach Chad Lagrone and Coach Jordan Dent.

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