Some of you may remember, we learned in late October that a student had Stage 4 cancer. My initial posts about it were ones of utter shock because he literally went from being in my classroom that day, to losing the ability to walk that evening. He has been hospitalized since the night in late October that his paralysis happened. He has had 1 surgery, 2 rounds of chemo, and daily walking rehab. He has at least 1 more week of rehab, and at least 1 more round of chemo ... AND THEN!! He might be able to come home!! The med center he is in is 3 hours from home. His prognosis is really good. Docs feel it is very, very, very likely he will win his cancer battle. He is regaining his walking and there is now hope he won't even end up using a cane. I chat online with him almost daily, I chat with his mom several times a week, I've been to visit a few times, I took students to visit, students are in contact with him daily ... what AMAZES ALL OF US is his attitude and endurance. It is truly inspirational. He has taught me SO much since October. His mother is also an amazing woman. When I learned of his illness, I was lost for words. Now, I feel like there are no words to describe how utterly amazing both he and his mother is.