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“You think about Pink Out and you immediately go to breast cancer awareness, because that’s where the celebrations originated,” said Long, who also serves on the advisory board at the PCHS. “We want to bring awareness to all cancers and bring the opportunity for our kids to be engaged in giving back to, and celebrating those, who have battled or are battling cancer. highest education level by state It creates a sense of service within our kids to help us celebrate them.” Cancer diagnosis

Treatment began soon after, with Long undergoing four rounds of chemotherapy (each round lasting one month), as well as two surgeries, including a major operation in Indianapolis. Long said the surgery took almost eight hours as doctors removed lymph nodes, “the size of two fists together.”

“I thought I had felt something, so I went in and checked with my doctor,” she recalled.

“He pursued it and sent me on to the imaging center at the hospital. They did find a tumor there, we had that checked and it was breast cancer. That was very shocking, because I don’t have cancer in my family. The date was Jan. 31, 2018.”

“I played at 240 pounds as a senior football player and by the end of recovery from my surgery, I was down to 165 pounds,” he added. “I lost all the muscle and all body mass, but was fortunate to cure myself of the disease through the chemotherapy, surgeries and prayers.”

“I think it benefited me to be 18 years old and feeling like I was indestructible,” Long said. “I can’t remember thinking, ‘I’ve got cancer, this is going to take my life.’ I think feeling it didn’t have the potential to get me, I look back now and know it was a whole lot worse on my parents and my family members, because they knew what it could have been. I recognize how supporting my family was and all those around me were. Luckily, I had a cancer in which the treatment plan is dot, dot, dot, dot. While we didn’t catch it as early as you want to catch it, my chances were still pretty good.”

“First, I wanted to keep it to myself, not bother people with it, not tell anybody about it, just do it on my own and keep it to myself,” she explained “Ron really encouraged me to own it and make it be part of my class. Since my kids are medical kids, he said ‘Show ’em what it’s like, the good, the bad and the ugly. They’re going to see it and they’re going to know.’ ”

“Everything in education, you can make a learning experience,” Czanstkowski added. “You just find the tie-in to it and it was perfect for what I teach. This week being Pink Out week, we’re going to take a tour of the Peitz Cancer Support House. I’m going to let Melissa (Hudson), the director there, tell them what they do and what it’s for.”

“I have a great support unit with my family, my own children, my church family, my students and my co-workers have been unbelievably phenomenal,” Czanstkowski explained. “I’ve been very blessed with support, but some people don’t. They don’t have any support, but they can get it at the Peitz Cancer Support House.

“I don’t’ think people really know what it’s for, all they do and what they provide and all of it is free. high level of education It’s not just for breast cancer, it’s all types of cancer,” she added. “A lot of these kids (in my classes), when I said ‘Hey ya’ll, how many of you have someone that you know, that has had cancer?’ Every hand in the room went up. That’s more people to get the exposure and word out about what’s happening at the Peitz Cancer Support House, because maybe they need it.”

“Everybody needs support and it comes in different directions. If somebody doesn’t have the church family, they may not have the immediate family, but they need somebody to lean on,” he said. “The resources, tools and information are there.”

“Our CTE department has embraced this as our community service project. We’ve been wanting to do something for a long time to get the kids involved,” she said. “Our CTE department will provide a tailgate for the community. We’re going to help with the Pink Out booths. Each department themselves divvied it up and we all have a different thing that we’re running for that night. This is all about giving back, because you don’t really know, until you’ve been impacted by it, to give back to those who need it.”

“She’s going through all of this, but she’s also the driver for many of the things that are happening on Friday and organizing the event,” he said. “She’s been very instrumental in everything that’s happening. So not only is she teaching and battling the disease, but she’s instrumental in everything that’s happening Friday night. It’s pretty incredible to see her work.” Not a death sentence

“It made me grow up much quicker than most 18-year-olds,” he said. “I think it created a sense of resiliency and determination. I was already blessed with being raised on a farm where my parents taught me hard work. I think going through all of this and having to rebuild again, to go ahead and achieve some goals, I think it created a greater sense of persistence, resilience, we call it grit a lot these days.

“I know it had an impact and I’d venture to say it’s part of the reason I’ve been able to maybe accelerate through my career, because of the level of maturity it caused me early on,” Long added. “Everything happens for a reason, sometimes we don’t know why it happens to us. salary by education level Whether or not things would have turned out the way that they have, where I am both professionally and personally, I don’t know.”

“When I was 18, they told me, ‘You’re not having kids.’ They told me that flat out,” he explained. “Here we are 16 years later, and my wife and I went through a significant amount of fertility procedures and embryo transfers, and she is now 27 weeks pregnant with our first one on the way.

“That side of it is pretty incredible, whenever I had ‘we’re never having kids’ in the back of my mind. Everything happens for a reason, this may be why it happened,” Long concluded. ”That’s brought a new perspective to me that I didn’t even have two years ago.”

Friday’s events include at Pink Out Tailgating Party will start before the game against the Jonesboro Hurricane at 4:30 p.m. with food, games and face painting, along with donations and 50/50 drawings. The tailgate party will wrap up at 6:30 p.m., and the Mountain Home Bombers Pink Out Football Game begins at 7 p.m. For more information about the Peitz Cancer Support House or the Pink Out game, contact Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or mhudson@baxterregional.org