Cancer can be a pretty hard thing to deal with, but when surrounded by your community, things become a little more bearable.
Tuesday was sweet day at Los Alamos High School, kicked off by an Orange Crush as students and staff rallied in support of LAHS math teacher Marilyn Fabry.
“Marilyn Fabry is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known,” said math teacher, Joy Handsberry. “She couldn’t be any funnier, any kinder, any stronger, or just generally any niftier. Her heart is as big as her home state of Oklahoma! We just wanted to show her how much we love her.”
Fabry, who is battling cancer, has been fighting the good fight and this week had some inspiration to continue the battle.
Head cheerleader, Joy Handsberry, with some help from Sherry Anderson and the AP psych students blossomed into the “Orange Crush It, Mrs. Fabry,” campaign. The morale booster was launched Tuesday, with some underground assistance from Stephanie Pittman, LAHS staff member and Mrs. Fabry’s daughter.
“I loved it,” Pittman said. “It was wonderful to see the entire staff and student body come together to help uplift my Mom’s spirit. It was amazing!! She was so surprised and was just overwhelmed by all the support.”