Tricia Creasey’s legacy lives on

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- The legacy and strength of Tricia Creasey lives on in the foundation created by her family.

The Davidson County teacher, who passed away in February after a long battle with colon cancer, inspired many when she refused to stop teaching while undergoing chemotherapy.

In 2009 she and her family were highlighted when ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and around 1,000 volunteers built the family a new home.

Seven months after her passing Creasey's family started a foundation to continue her legacy and to help the community that gave them so much.

"One of the things that my wife enjoyed doing was making sure every kid had something to eat," said William Creasy, Tricia's husband.

Through the foundation Creasy is planning to feed families in need at Brown Middle School cafeteria Monday night (December 10th), the same school Tricia taught at for 16 years.

"A lot of people out here don't have a hot meal to eat every night and kids go home hungry. If you are that family that doesn't have a hot meal come out and join us."

The foundation is also planning to provide college scholarships to high school students and educate others about the early signs of colon cancer.   

"It's just a way for us to pay it forward and show some respect to the community that we live in, to show them that we love them as well."

The foundation is also scheduling a community meal on Monday December 17. 

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