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After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher
After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher

Dave Clark left a sign-up sheet in the teachers' lounge at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, in a spot typically reserved for mundane announcements or the holiday potluck list. It was a quiet plea on behalf of his wife, a fellow sixth-grade teacher, who faced months of chemotherapy, surgeries and overwhelming exhaustion after a breast cancer diagnosis last year. The sign-up sheet was intended for teachers and other staff to pledge up to 20 of their own sick days to Carol Clark, who could use them as she recovered. She had exhausted all her accumulated sick leave and vacation and she was close to losing all pay in her recovery. The Clarks turned to a little-known program called...