The community has rallied to support a 16-year-old cheerleader who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

Jewell Sweat, a junior at Model High School, was diagnosed with Stage 3-4 carcinoma of the stomach back in February. Over $53,000 has been raised to help her family with expenses related to her treatment (as of Tuesday, March 3rd). This fund-raising effort is led by the Mission ISPossible Foundation, a local faith-based non-profit organization.

Grant Magness, founder of MIP, asserts that the goal is to team with Jewell’s mother, June Dingler, to give the community an opportunity to respond to the family’s crisis. Dingler works for MIP, as well as the Hot Shots Cheerleading gym (which is also owned by Magness and wife Rachel). The community has certainly responded to the #4Jewell campaign.

Fund raisers have been conducted by the Model High School baseball team, the Armuchee cheerleading team and a local skating rink. And donations are still accepted, adds Magness. If you would like to make a donation, visit the website

Updates on the #4Jewell fundraiser are also posted on the Mission ISPossible Facebook page.