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Jeff Haney
Jordan Valley student T.J. Kirkpatrick, right, with school aide Mark Reusch and his classroom teacher, Kat Winch, give pop-tops to Mike Babcock, PR director at Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City, January 13, 2012. The students have been collecting the pull-tabs, which the hospital then recycles for cash, since the beginning of the year to help raise funds.

Shriner's Hospital is the beneficiary of a fund-raising effort by severely disabled students in Canyons District.

Ten students at Jordan Valley School, the majority of them in wheelchairs and unable to communicate without electronic devices, on Friday, Jan. 13 will visit Shriners, a hospital that focuses on helping children with orthopedic conditions, to deliver 30 pounds of pop tops they have collected at home and school.

The school bus, equipped with a wheelchair lift and other safety devices for the District?s special-education students, will arrive at the hospital at 10:45 a.m. The students have been collecting the pull-tabs, which the hospital then recycles for cash, since the beginning of the year.

Throughout the project, the students have participated as much as they are able, given their physical abilities and limitations. A lot of the pull-tabs have come from such products as Ensure, which the students are given for nutrition.