Earlier this month, Huntsville Intermediate's Fifth Grade PE teacher Brad Didier, decided to celebrate LIVESTRONG Week a little differently than he had before.
|Cancer Survivor Rebecca Turner of HISD's Technology Department and Coach Brad Didier,|
Fifth Grade Physical Education Teacher at Huntsville Intermediate School
Coach has been a leader in the cancer outreach organization for years, and brought his passion for the cause when he arrived at the district a few years ago. This year, he wanted to take a leap forward, and he made that leap by jumping in his car and visiting district employees who have been affected by cancer.
|Special Delivery! Coach heads out for one of his five consecutive day deliveries!|
For Coach Didier, it's personal. He lost his older sister Barbara Didier back when he was in high school. Barbara was diagnosed with brain cancer and died at age 23. As Coach describes it, what followed was a long time of mourning and loss, but not a lot of direction or sense of purpose for him.
|Coach Didier meets Ms. Laura Campbell of Mance Park Middle School. |
Coach comes equipped with a bouquet,
information on LIVESTRONG and an understanding and desire to listen.
Coach hadn't found a way to channel his energy & grief into a purpose. He found that sense of purpose through his relationship with his then girlfriend (now wife!) Jennifer.
Our Students May be Young, But They are Strong!
Huntsville Intermediate student Jonathan Taylor Ross is one tough dude!
|Have you read the news?|
HIS's Mrs. Michelle Jeske supports LIVESTRONG week!
|Mrs. Kimberly Cardoza and Mrs. Shelley Ancira,|
Rocking the Live Strong T-Shirts and the Jonathan Taylor and Big George Ancira wristbands.
Huntsville Intermediate School is the epicenter for the LIVESTRONG week here at Huntsville ISD.
|Huntsville Intermediate School's Susan Cook's Motto is:|
Stay Strong, Stay Hopeful and Keep the Faith!
|Ms. Samantha Osbourn was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma |
over Spring Break of her first year of college. Samantha's message is that you are not alone.
She didn't know a single person her age who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, until she discovered STUPID CANCER, a nonprofit advocacy group for young adults with cancer.
You can find more information about that group here.
If you any questions, don't hesitate to contact her.
We miss you Big George Ancira!!!!
At HIS, Mrs. Shelley Ancira along with the faculty and staff celebrate the life of her husband Big George Ancira. Mr. Ancira died of pancreatic cancer earlier this school year, and is deeply missed.
There are many folks in our district that have been affected by cancer that are not mentioned in this post. We understand that there are many reasons that you would decline to participate in this post. However, if you are reading this post and you or a loved one is fighting cancer, we invite you to contact Coach Brad Didier at Huntsville Intermediate School.
He would love the opportunity to put you in contact with LIVESTRONG resources that can help you and your family, and he would love to hear you share your story. Live Strong!
|HIS's Coach Marcus Williams and IA Mrs. Joy Woods share the spirit!|
|Hornet Proud- Huntsville Hornets Sting Cancer!|
|What does the back say?|
Unity is Strength.
Knowledge is Power.
Attitude is Everything.
|Mrs. Jaleesa Searcey has the spirit!|
|The Spirit is everywhere- including in the Library!|
Huntsville Intermediate Librarian Mrs. Melissa Fry
|It's "GO TIME!"|
|Coach Didier and Ms. Laura Campbell|
|Rebecca Turner, you are next!|
|Building a community, one hug at a time.|