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Marcus S. Marion - January 2017
After a series of unfortunate events during the last six months, Steven Lemley, football coach and teacher, is now happy to be back at work. Steven, a single father to children ages 14 and 11, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma laryngeal cancer in August. Just six months later, his house went up in flames - losing everything he owned.
After four surgeries, Steven had been cancer free for almost two months with routine checkups, medical bills mounting, and insurance tapped out. The fire - a final blow - made Steven question, "Why me?"
Joey McGuire, the head football coach at Cedar Hill High School and Steven's colleague, started a GoFundMe account, drawing contributions from coaches, community members, and students.
Now back at work, Steven says, "I'm glad they let me come back and continue to work. Every day is new here and this distracts me. I can walk into my classroom or onto the football field and whatever's going on in my personal life is gone. I love being a coach and teacher. This is what I do and what keeps me going every day."
To read more about Steven's story, click here.
Original source: www.waxahachietx.com