Janet Hinen, a teacher at LTES, is a cancer survivor and the event planner for a carnival to raise money and awareness for cancer research and patient services. Pictured, Hinenâ€™s students and LTES faculty spell out the word â€śhopeâ€ť as a way to support Hinenâ€™s cancer battle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Janet Hinen, a teacher at Little Turtle Elementary School, has worked with fellow faculty members to organize a special carnival â€” a fundraiser for cancer research and patient support.
In April of 2013, Hinen was diagnosed with breast cancer. In May, she underwent surgery in addition to chemotherapy treatments.
â€śThis journey has been a ride with a whole lot of bumps,â€ť Hinen said. â€śItâ€™s been a roller coaster and at times felt like I was going through a dark tunnel.â€ť
But it was the honest and genuine care from her students that kept a smile on Hinenâ€™s face.
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