P.S. 264 students walk to raise money for genetic disease research

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Hundreds of students at P.S. 264 marched together in solidarity with a 10-year-old classmate who has been in and out of the hospital since infancy with a genetic disease.

Emily Mitchell has Fanconi anemia, or FA, which affects blood cell production.

The walk Friday helped raise more than $2,000 to fund FA research.

And Emily and her family have plans to run for charity upstate Saturday to raise more money for FA research.

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