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At one Berkeley County Middle School, students are learning a serious life lesson this week. School is now well underway.

At Sangaree Middle, Miss. Halbrooks, like other teachers, is getting to know her students. "I used to be in business. And I was really bored honestly, and all my life I wanted to be a teacher, so I decided to become a teacher, and I love it."

She loves her students, and strives to be as open with them as she can be. This week she decided to tell them something personal, "I felt like cancer is one of those things I needed to be honest with them about. Because they need to know that this happens in life sometimes." 

When Desmond Whitmore heard about the cancer, he decided to do something. "I came up with the idea whenever my teacher, Miss. Halbrooks had said she had stage 4 breast cancer."

He decided to wear pink to school, and encourage his friends to do the same. "So I put it on Facebook and I said, "everyone, wear pink for Miss. Halbrooks."

Most of her students wore pink today.

Branden Waltz says he wore pink, "to make her feel strong and feel good on the inside."

Middle school boys don't usually wear pink socks and shoestrings, unless they have a reason. But it happened Friday.

Amagee Allah says he feels bad for what his teacher is going through. "Ms. Halbrooks is a nice teacher. I don't feel like she should have to come to school fighting breast cancer. But she's strong enough to do that."

Ms. Halbrooks was surprised to see what the kids did for her. "When I got to school this morning, and saw my homeroom class basically in pink, it really touched me. It was amazing."

She says she is teaching life lessons through her cancer. "I really hope that my students learn compassion through this, that you never know what somebody is going through, and I hope they appreciate life a little bit more."

Ms. Halbrooks has been battling her cancer for about a year and a half.

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