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FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) -- Students and staff at Fayetteville High School all matched today, not on accident, but to show support for one of their own.

They wore all shades of purple for Pat Sedlock.  Pat is one of the cooks at the school.

Pat has been battling pancreatic cancer since February.

Even though many students say she's like a grandmother to them, she actually is a blood grandmother to two of the students there, who say today's display of purple was very meaningful.

"I was kind of speechless because it's just kind of overwhelming in a way to know that all those people care because my grandmother's touched a lot of lives.  She's been a cook here for a long time, ever since I was little.  So knowing that she's touched all those lives and just seeing everyone come and support her this time means a lot," says Avina Sedlock, Pat's granddaughter. 

"On the back of our shirts we have a motto that we're going with," says Alysia Sedlock, also Pat's granddaughter.  "[It says] faith eliminates all fear."

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