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Custodian gives back

October 24, 2013

LANSING, MI — Twenty years ago, the Holt High School community helped custodian Michael Clark through a hard time and now he is giving back, according to WILX-TV.

Clark is putting on a benefit concert that will raise money for Holt High School's band and choir programs, the article stated.

According to the article, 20 years ago when Clark's son, who has Cystic Fibrosis, was a student at Holt's Midway Elementary and was hospitalized for over 30 days, Clark had to take a leave of absence from his job.

During their stay at the hospital, the school's principal visited the hospital and quietly left envelopes of money, to help the family get by, and it apparently didn't stop there, the article noted.

"We got home from getting out son out of the hospital, there was another envelope in the mailbox with cash in it, so I'm assuming it might have come from all the same people ... the staff, the parents and other people in the community," said Clark.

To repay their kindness, Clark arranged for "In the Flesh," a Pink Floyd tribute band to play a concert, with all proceeds going to the band and choir programs, the article added.

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