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Marvin’s Angels help an Angel at Orange Grove Elem.

NORTHEAST HOUSTON– Angel Martinez is a brave and happy young boy, a student at Orange Grove Elementary on E. Mt. Houston in the Aldine ISD.
But Angel has had a serious health problem since he was one year old, bone cancer. He lost an arm to the disease when he was only three.
Yet he faces life with a smile and bravery that lifts all around him: his family, classmates, teacher Norma Leza, and principal Betty Morrow.
And Angel had a dream, to see some snow and to take a trip to Disney World. His wishes were made known to Channel 13’s Marvin’s Angels, and Lori Reingold and Melanie Lawson from the station came to talk with Angel, and film his story, which was presented on Channel 13’s news. They enlisted the help of some of their “Angels”, including the McIngvale family from Gallery Furniture, and Paul Carpenter of Ice Express.
So last month, the school had 2 inches of snow, made by Carpenter with 5000 pounds of ice and a snow machine. Linda and Laura McIngvale were also on hand for the event, and Angel’s classmates and he got to make “snow angels” by lying in the snow and waving their limbs.
Then a limousine took Angel and his family, including a favorite aunt that flew in from Chicago, to the airport and a fantasy week at Disney World Florida.