Photo Gallery: Redwood holds parade to encourage classmate in battle with cancer

Published 9:57 am Thursday, October 15, 2020

Recently, students at Redwood Elementary stepped out of their classrooms to show support for one of their own.

The school recently organized a drive-by parade to allow students, teachers and administrators a chance to encourage Braxten Daffron, 4, a pre-K student at Redwood who is battling leukemia. 

In addition to students and teachers waving and displaying signs, the Redwood Volunteer Fire Department also participated, offering Daffron the chance to take part in a memorable class photo.

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About Courtland Wells

Courtland Wells is a staff photographer at The Vicksburg Post. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism. Following graduation, he started at The Vicksburg Post in the fall of 2016. Courtland has won numerous awards through the Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors and the Mississippi Press Association. His work has also been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post as well as other national publications. Courtland is a member of the Vicksburg Young Professionals.

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