There are practical and emotional considerations a teacher must make when their student is managing long-term injury, illnesses, or disease. It’s not an easy time for anyone but this thorough and thoughtful post by Angeline will help both you and your student cope.
Four years ago, a young dancer, Melinda Marchiano was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. She’s transformed her confrontation with cancer into something beautiful, documenting her path through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery in a memoir, Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, which she published in October, 2010. Melinda talks with DA about cancer, her book, and her future plans.