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Students surprise teacher after his son is diagnosed with cancer 

NEW MEXICO – A teacher in New Mexico got a big surprise from his students.

Recently, high school teacher Nathan Neidigk’s toddler son, Michael, was diagnosed with cancer. And back in 2015, his wife, April, passed away.

So, without Neidigk knowing, his class rallied together to surprise him.

“We came up with the idea in the beginning of the year,” Chad Sherwood, one of Neidigk’s students, told InsideEdition. “Neidigk dropped hints of how he was wanted a Nintendo switch and he loved Zelda. But once we were aware his son was diagnosed with leukemia, we collectively got together.”

Students put roughly $20 each to help buy the console, as well as two games and a case.

“It was an incredibly generous gesture,” Neidigk said. “The meaning behind it was bigger than the fact that it was an awesome gift. They found the opportunity to do something nice and allow my family to have fun moments in time of intense stress.”

A GoFundMe page has been created to help with medical costs.