Classmates write song for fifth-grader with leukemia

March 14, 2015 5:01 AM

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Wearing headphones and standing at a microphone in a recording studio in West Lakeland Township, Gracie Bancroft channeled her inner Katy Perry.

The 10-year-old Afton girl said she felt like the pop singer as she and other students from Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland Shores recorded a song she helped write. The song, "Dear Taysha," is a musical get-well message to classmate Taysha Hein, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

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