Filer Middle School supports student before cancer surgery

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FILER, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - On Wednesday night in Filer, there's a middle school football game, but this time something is different.

Scattered among the Robert Stuart green and the Filer red are splashes of another color in honor of seventh grader Mia Trease.

"Her color of cancer is yellow and so they're having like a yellow night before her big surgery," said Mia's cousin Lexi Beard.

Mia hasn't attended many classes at Filer Middle School this year, thanks to her battle with cancer, and Thursday she will have one of her legs amputated because of the disease.

"I think it's really hard for her," Lexi said.

But Mia's school certainly hasn't forgotten about her.

"The school's been really supportive," Lexi said.

Lexi said they even moved up the school dance so Mia could attend.

"It was supposed to be Friday on our homecoming night," she said, "but they moved it to today before her surgery so she could come and watch and see everyone in yellow to support her"

The school has put together many fundraisers in Mia's name.

"We had a softball tournament, dinners, a lot of volleyball games, football games," said Mia's friend Ellie Ray.

The students said it wasn't a surprise when students took the suggestion to wear yellow pretty seriously.

They said they want her to know, Filer has her back.

"I know she's going to get through this," Ellie said. "That she's stronger than this and she doesn't have to fight this alone and everyone's here for her."

And they wanted her to remember she's "stronger than this."

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