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NEISD team supports teacher and friend

North East ISD is a strong supporter of the Relay for Life of San Antonio.  This year, one NEISD team is stepping up for one of its own.

“Our theme is Fiesta. We will decorate our canopy with fiesta décor and will wear purple sashes that say ‘Cinco de Mia,’” said Michele May, Physical Education teacher at Clear Spring Elementary School.

“Mia’s Maniacs” are a group of 18 colleagues and friends who have teamed up in honor Mia Altamirano, second grade teacher at Clear Spring.  She’s been battling breast cancer since 2012.

“I’m so happy and so blessed to have such a wonderful family at Clear Spring,” said Altamirano. “They’ve been there for me this whole time, and I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

The support of her family and friends has been her inspiration and motivation during her battle with cancer.  In hope that her recovery plan stays on track, Altamirano is aiming to be back in her classroom by the fall.

Since those first steps taken May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt began a tradition that would eventually raise more than $4 billion to fight cancer. There appears to be no slowing down for the Relay for Life event.

“We relay to support those who are battling this all too common disease,” said teacher Michele May.  “We relay to remember and honor the lives of loved ones lost. We relay in hope that our effort will help others celebrate more birthdays.”

Relay for Life of San Antonio

May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
S.T.A.R Soccer Complex
5103 David Edwards Drive

For more information or to donate, click here.

Posted on May 2, 2013