Students jump rope for a good cause

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DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) -- Most children run a bake sale or lemonade stand to raise funds for a good cause but students in Dothan are jumping to raise money for heart health and research, a cause that hits home for Highlands Elementary School.

Lincoln Shorter and Samuel Warr are jumping rope for the American Heart Association.

Lincoln says,
"It's kind to help other people, and us."

Yes, you heard him.

Lincoln had to sit out of PE for a while because he had to get a pacemaker to help control his heart rhythms and Samuel has atrial septal defect, a "hole" in the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart.

But, you wouldn't be able to tell just looking at how well they can jump a rope!

PE Coach Greg Thompson says,
"It's something that hits right here at home. We're trying to help kids throughout the country, but also help the kid’s right here at Highlands Elementary."

So far, the school has raised around $2,400.

All while teaching these guys how to keep fit and healthy

The program runs through the end of the month.

If you'd like to help them reach their goal of $10,000, just contact the school at (334) 794-1459.

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