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As one of hundreds of kids that walk the halls at Natrona County High School, it’s easy to blend in with the crowd. But for NCHS’ Ben Doyle, Jan. 28 was his day to stand out in the crowd.
Ben is a senior and is described as a wonderful, caring young man. Two years ago, Ben received a life changing diagnosis when his doctor told him he had brain cancer. Over the last few years, he has undergone surgery and treatment for the cancer.
Two of his teachers, Julie Patterson and Brian Sanders, recognized the struggle this must be for Ben and his family. The two wanted to figure out a way to show support for Ben. Ms. Patterson’s class designed special t-shirts that featured “We Fight with Ben.” Under the direction of Ms. Patterson and Mr. Sanders, the t-shirts were sold as a fundraiser. The money will go toward Ben’s medical and college expenses.
On Jan. 28, Ben returned to school from his most recent surgery. What greeted him brought him and his mom to tears. His peers, classmates, teachers, NC staff and several community members proud donned their special t-shirts on this special day and warmly welcomed Ben back to school.
Thank you to the Casper Star Tribune and K2TV for their coverage of this amazing event!