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POSTED September 25, 2009 1:44 a.m.
It’s an all-out effort in the support of Victoria Marie Martin, 33, a school district yard duty supervisor at the McParland School Annex.

Fellow yard duty supervisor Chantel Clemons expressed appreciation for all the people who are stepping up to the plate to support Martin in her battle with cancer.

Teachers and other staff members have set up a giant garage sale for this Saturday in the school parking lot to benefit Martin.  A swabbing of cheeks – to find a bone marrow donor – is also being planned for October 12 from 2 until 8 p.m. at the school.

Martin has always had an ear open for kids and their problems while in her role on playground duty.  Growing up in Manteca, she attended Lincoln and Yosemite elementary schools as well as Manteca High School.

Her husband noted his wife’s dream was to become an attorney so that she would be in a position to help people in their times of need.  Now she is in a position where she desperately needs the help of her peers and the community as well.  She was reportedly first diagnosed with skin cancer some five years ago that later metastasized into other organs.

She and her husband have two children, Jerry, 11, a sixth grader, and daughter Delicia, 10, in the fifth grade, both at the McParland Annex.

Entertainment at the garage sale Saturday is planned by Amy Green and her daughter Chelsea  with their guitar and singing.
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