HOLLISTER, CA — There are coins brimming from the top of a six-inch-tall jar that is covered in pastel flowers that wasn''t for show and tell, and wasn''t confiscated: Instead, it was given as a gift — a gift for the school''s former custodian, according to the Hollister Free Lance.
Joey Corral, 58, was a well-liked and well-known custodian at Spring Grove School for five years, but in January, Corral was forced to retire because of stage-four cancer that his doctors discovered a couple of months earlier, the article stated.
The sudden retirement and health problems shocked the Corral family, including the school''s staff, parents and kids, the article noted.
"All of a sudden it happened. And all of a sudden everyone turned around and said, ''It''s Joey,'' and we need to help. I couldn''t — I couldn''t thank them enough," an emotional Corral said.
According to the article, throughout the struggle, the school''s community has joined together to help Corral and his family.
The school has created a "2 Buck Tuesday," asking students to bring in two dollars for Corral and his family on every Tuesday, and on March 3 the school will host a "Just for Joey" pasta dinner, the article added.
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