VELMA, Oklahoma -- 4th Graders learn compassion as teacher brings in her handicapped pet, Hope and raise money to buy wheelchairs for handicapped pets.
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Barton recently returned to teaching after undergoing chemotherapy. "I was fortunate to have Hope," Barton said. "She was kind of my therapy whenever I was going through the treatment."
Not only is Hope teaching children about empathy, but also by inspiring the students to raise money for other disabled pets that need a little extra help walking.
"We have learned to understand that people and animals can be different," fourth-grader Tesla Bartling said. "It's our job to teach people that."
The students have a fund-raising goal of $3,000, which will buy six or seven carts for handicapped pets.
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