Roseburg Playschool teacher Ana Orozco will receive more than $5,000 in donations to help her pay for a life-saving surgery.

541Radio helped with a can drive, which filled two U-Haul trucks and brought in just over $3,000. People also donated more than $2,000 in cash.

BMX team Extreme Racing was returning cans at Roseburg BottleDrop Redemption Center for its own fundraiser when they heard about Orozco. The group donated $100 of its proceeds to Orozco.

Orozco was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and CHI Mercy Medical Center required her to come up with an $8,500 insurance deductible prior to the March 28 surgery.

People can continue to donate money at Wells Fargo for the Ana Orozco Fund or at Roseburg Playschool.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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Sanne Godfrey is the education reporter for The News-Review.

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