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Diabetic Lufkin girl's dream to "Paint the Town Yellow" becomes reality at Dunbar Primary walk

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin girls dream to "Paint the Town Yellow" in hopes of one day finding a cure for juvenile diabetes came true.

Students and staff at Dunbar Primary got moving Tuesday morning, walking through the campus hallways chanting and raising money for diabetes research.

Dunbar Primary students started their Tuesday off walking for a cure for juvenile diabetes.

Two first graders are diagnosed with the diabetes and deal with the challenges of managing the disease every day at home and at school.

Corynne Barone is one of them and with the help of her mother, this 6-year-old is determined to find a cure.

KTRE asked Corynne what she was doing here today and she said, "Walking to find a cure for diabetes"

Corynne said, "It was fun" and she was excited about the turn out for the diabetes walk.

7-year-old Antonio Booker says he tries his best to make the most of his diabetes.

KTRE asked Antonio, do you have diabetes? Antonio shook his head yes and explained what he has to do every day to manage his diabetes "check my blood sugar and get my shots," said Antonio.

KTRE asked Antonio if that was tough and he shook his head yes and so booker walked with a purpose

[I was here] "for the diabetes walk," said Antonio.

In addition to walking to raise awareness about juvenile diabetes, Corynne and her school raised $11,368.60 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

"I'm excited. I could cry just thinking about the support we got from the community, the kids here raising as much money as they did. It's great," said Corynne's mom, Shelly Barone.

But Corynne doesn't plan on stopping here. She said she's going to "keep raising money to help them find a cure," said Corynne.

"It's just very exciting to see that she can feel special. That we've taken something that's not necessarily a good thing and that we've turned it into good and she's going to make a big difference. She's going to do big things," said Shelly Barone.

Area businesses chipped in to sponsor the shirts so every student would have one.

Lufkin businesses also wore the yellow shirts today to help paint the town yellow and show their support.

Those wishing to donate to the cause can still do so right here: 

http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/KidsWalk/Chapter-GreaterDallas4632?team_id=140515&pg=team&fr_id=3161

If you want to purchase a yellow shirt to help paint the town yellow, email Shelly Barone at: sbarone@suddenlink.net.

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