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Mike Organ - September 2014
The Smyrna, TN, community is coming together to support Smyrna High teacher Kenny Anderson, who was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer this past August. The school has launched a campaign to help Anderson pay for his medical expenses. Principal Rick Powell explained the situation: " 'He had some complications and that's why he's still in the hospital,...He's been there since [Sept. 2]. He had been at school pretty much every day up until that point. The intentions were that he would go there probably for a week and then after he got over that treatment, would come back and return to school and work for a couple of weeks and then go back out there and do it again. These complications have taken longer than he anticipated.'"
Many patients experience setbacks and complications following a diagnosis. Although there's no way of knowing exactly what might happen, it's helpful to have a plan in place for balancing cancer and work.
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Original source: www.tennessean.com