Team Kickin’ the Stick out of Colon Cancer created in honor of Katie Tinnea was featured in the Newcastle News in advance of the Seattle Area Get Your Rear in Gear race. The Seattle Area event is being held Sunday, November 6 at Brooks Sports, Inc in Bothell, WA.
Read this inspiring story of Mrs. Tinnea, a first grade teacher at Newcastle Elementary School and why she has chosen to continue teaching through her treatment.
UPDATE (Nov. 9, 2011): The reporter, Christina Lords, who first wrote Katie Tinnea’s story wrote a nice follow-up and relection of her thoughts upon meeting and interviewing this inspiring women.
Every time I find myself feeling down about a situation or problem, I think about Katie’s optimism and the power of positive thought. Her smile is infectious; her outlook on life is nothing short of remarkable.
She’s a woman not only dealing with the everyday stresses of being a teacher, a mother, a wife — things we all face — but she’s a woman living a life full of joy, hope and faith in defiance of a disease with no cure.
All she wants out of life is life itself.
That’s a lesson we can all learn.
- From “Off the Press – Life Lessons Taught by Tinnea” by Christina Lords, Issaquah Press, November 8, 2011
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