Zeeland Christian raises more than $13,000 for first deaf student

A 6th grader at the school is deaf, and he and the school needed to raise money to keep his interpreter at the school.

ZEELAND, MICH. - Jacob Feak is a 6th grader Zeeland Christian School, and he is the school's first deaf student. 

He started attending the school this year with an interpreter, but the Feak family along with the school found themselves at a crossroad. They needed to come up with $57,000 in order to keep that interpreter for three years. 

►Related: Zeeland Christian to host fundraiser for first deaf student

On Friday, Dec. 8, the school held a fundraiser and managed to collect more than $13,000. 

School officials tell us they are now more than halfway to their goal and expect more donations to come in by the end of the week. 

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