Teachers, students shave heads for EMS counselor
- El Dorado Middle School counselor Sue Potter is continuing her battle against breast cancer. As of last week, she had had the first two of what will be eight chemotherapy treatments.
El Dorado Middle School counselor Sue Potter is continuing her battle against breast cancer. As of last week, she had had the first two of what will be eight chemotherapy treatments.
With that, came another aspect of the disease. Potter had reached the point it was time to shave her head.
An announcement had been made to the students the day before that Mrs. Potter was going to be having a new look the next day.
Potter came to work the next day wearing her scarf to soften her "new look" somewhat.
What came next was completely unexpected.
"I couldn't believe it," Potter said. "I just walked in the door this morning and they came in in groves."
She was referring to the eleven students who had shaved their heads and the six teachers who also were sporting the look. In addition, several of the female teachers were wearing turbins.
"It is a blessing," Potter said.
The students had the idea to shave their heads after hearing the announcement because they thought it would be a nice thing to do for their counselor.
"It's all for you," Evan VanArsdale told Potter.
Following Potter's eight chemo treatments she will then undergo five weeks of radiation.