Christina at the Think Pink 5K Walk & Run. The first year I was doing chemo my friends were like, ‘we’re gonna go walk this thing.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t even normally walk that long of a period, let alone during chemo.’ But we did it, we finished last, but we did it, Christina says.
(From left) Kaylor, Averi and Karver hang out while waiting for dinner.
Christina works on math with her students in her Caneyville Elementary classroom.
Christina volunteers as the bookkeeper at a volleyball tournament at Grayson County High School. Christina, Averi and some of Averi’s friends hang out before the match starts.
Chrsitina checks on dinner while Averi holds Ice. Over the summer Kaylor had some medication reactions that were very rough for the family, Christina said the cat is a new emotional support animal after the passing of their previous dog. “She likes everybody, but it was bought with the intention of helping him out,” Christina said. “He named her Ice from Top Gun.”
Christina checks on Kaylor after he had a seizure at work. Kaylor was originally diagnosed with absence epilepsy when he was 15, and in September of 2021 he had his first tonic clonic, a type of convulsive seizure. “Now we’re trying to figure out how we kind of work with that too,” Christina said. “It does affect him, it gives him some anxiety obviously. Just the never knowing when it’s going to happen.”
Kaylor, Shane and Christina at the Think Pink 5K Walk & Run. “Actually in our county as a whole, there have been several teachers diagnosed (with cancer). So there’s usually a big group of people from the school system that are there,” Christina says.
Christina hugs one of her Caneyville Elementary students at a Halloween-themed Family Learning Night on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. “After I became a parent, you look at the kids a little differently,” Chrsitina said. “That is somebody’s son or daughter that’s coming to you, and they’re intrusting you to take care of them while they’re here because as teachers you have them a big chunk of their day.”