Students wear green in Davie County to support ailing classmate


Ryan Wood

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MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – Davie High School fans left their school color of orange at home and wore West Forsyth green Tuesday night in honor of an ailing student. 

The two rival basketball teams met up Tuesday night at Davie High School.   

Davie students put on the green on honor of West Forsyth sophomore Ryan Wood. 

The 16-year-old is battling Burkitt Lymphoma, a rare cancer that affects about 300 in the US each year. Doctors have given Ryan a few weeks to live. 

"I don't know what he's going through personally but I know it must be hard," said Davie High School senior Axel Joel Camargo. 

Camargo and his friend Dylan Andrade gathered notes of encouragement for Ryan in prayer books to show him support and to know he has people rooting for him.  

This all comes after days of people around the world praying for Ryan thanks to his friends putting out the plea via social media.

"Ever since this happened to Ryan I have been grateful for everything that I have and not taking anything for granted," said West Forsyth cheerleader Hayli Sutton. "This has brought a lot of people to the realization that you can't take one second for granted."  

Make-A-Wish is working to send Ryan and his family to Key West this weekend.

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