to Health Insurance for College Students".
From January 2004 through October 2004, Michelle
had 14 rounds of chemo every other week, each
lasting 48 hours, She lost weight and her hair,
but had not lost her will to fight or live.
All while she managed to continue as a full-time
college student earning a GPA of 3.5 or better
each semester. Sadly, we found out in November
2004 that her cancer had spread to both lungs.
From December 2005 - June 2005 she had 12 more
rounds of chemo each lasting 48 hours every
other week. She continued in school as a full-time
student teacher. She did her student teaching
at Bakersville Elementary School in Manchester,
a school she chose because of its diversity
and the warm and fuzzy feeling she got from
the staff and students.
She was so excited and did a super job, but
in reality she was completely exhausted from
her treatments. It took her a good three or
four days after her chemo to feel somewhat normal.
She finished the semester, and graduated on
May 21 with a BS in Childhood Studies, Cum Laude.
We were so very proud.