The Rider Chronicle

Fighting For Her Life

Despite her illness, Shelby Walter was still able to attend her junior prom.

Jaidyn Lehman, Reporter

May 23, 2016

“I’m sorry to tell you this, but you have stage one cancer.” That statement shifted junior Shelby Walter’s life forever. At 16 years old, Walter was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma at the beginning of March. Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare uterine cancer with an average of...

Names On Their Backs

Captains Hunter Kyle and TJ Vasher take Albin’s hands, they walk together to meet the refs and begin the game with the coin toss.
“I had never been down on the field like that before,” Albin said. “It takes a special heart to do something like what Coach Bindel did.”

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 29, 2015

Down the ramp leading onto the field, around the corner where fans shouldn’t be, Jan Albin walks alone onto the turf. She hears thousands of screams in anticipation of the ‘Think Pink’ game at home on Oct. 9. Captains Hunter Kyle and TJ Vasher walk up to Albin and ask if she’s ready for...

Replacing Negative Thoughts

Receptionist Jan Albin (left) was diagnosed with cancer Jan. 14. Through her treatment she said,

Collin Partridge, Reporter

June 2, 2015

A needle biopsy pierced her neck on Jan. 5, on Jan. 7 the preliminary reports showed concerning results, and on Jan. 14 the lump on her neck received a name: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, but for Receptionist Jan Albin these jumble of words translated to one thing. Cancer.

Senior’s life changed when she recieved the news

Paullyca Chhe

November 23, 2010

It was summer and I was living it up. I was going into my seventh grade year and was worried about going to a bigger school, I never thought this could happen to me, it totally caught me off guard. It never occurred to me that my mom could possibly have cancer,” Haley Woolsey said. Haley was in her...

Teacher appreciates fundraising efforts

Alex Adams

November 23, 2010

After the news she’d just received, all she could do was sit and clutch the phone in her hand. She had had a mammogram the day before and was now being told she needed to see a surgeon. Kim Snodgrass, geometry teacher, couldn’t believe the phone call she had just received. She was getting called...

Cancer Free: Senior Tyler Crump Returns to School After a Year of Battling Hodgekin’s Lymphoma

October 7, 2009

Tyler Crump knows what it's like to stare death in the face. He's been doing it for over a year now since he was diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma.  He's spent most of the last year checking in and out of hospitals, undergoing painful procedures to save his life. "Life the hospital was hard,"...

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