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Students, teachers 'go green' to support 4-year-old battling cancer

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(WMC-TV) - "Going green" means different things to different people. But for St. Jude patient Ingram Dismuke, it is simply his favorite color.

The students and staff at his sisters' school are "going green" to show their support for the 4-year-old and his battle against cancer.

Almost everywhere you look at Dogwood Elementary School, someone is wearing green.

"Because he likes the color green and he used to say it's his favorite color," said Lindsey Dismuke, Ingram's sister.

In Lindsey's class, third graders made posters to show their support for Ingram on the day he is going back to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for an important brain scan.

"He's going back down to St. Jude to do the scan to find out if he is cancer free so we're really supporting Lindsey and Madison," said Susan Berry, third grade teacher.

Madison is Ingram's other sister. Students in her fifth grade class are also going green for Ingram.

"And so we've created Team Ingram, that's what our name is," said Madison.

In hallways at Dogwood Elementary School, green poster board is up for students to sign to support Ingram.

In class, students are learning about cancer and how patients need support to help deal with it.

Not only have the girls gotten their entire school to support their brother they've also done a lot to support St. Jude.

"We've raised over $220,000 for St. Jude," said Madison.

The girls and their parents have gone around the country meeting with companies and organizations raising donations for the hospital that helped Ingram through brain surgery and dozens of follow up treatment since then.

As for Ingram, he has been named "Ingram the Conqueror" in honor of the heroic fight going on to make him cancer free.

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