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‘I can overcome anything.' Grads faced tragedy, illness.

Jun. 6, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington’s class of 2020 will be graduating throughout this week, in unprecedented ceremonies shaped by the global pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic was just one challenge some high school graduates in Lexington faced: One graduate in Fayette County Public Schools overcame...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Daltrey is concerned that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on teens with cancer. The Who frontman, along with bandmate Pete Townsend, started the Teen Cancer America foundation in 2012 to deal with the specific needs of teenage cancer patients. But funding depends on live performances, and with venues closed and touring postponed, the organization could be in trouble.(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

The Who's Roger Daltrey concerned about teens with cancer

May. 21, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Daltrey worries that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on a special group of people in need — teens with cancer The Who frontman, along with bandmate Pete Townsend, started the Teen Cancer America foundation in 2012 to deal with the specific needs of...

FILE - In this April 27, 2015 file photo, Cassandra Callender, arrives home with her mother in Windsor Locks, Conn., for the first time since December after a court-ordered chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Callender has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday, May 14. She was 22. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant via AP)

Cassandra Callender, forced to undergo chemo, dies at 22

May. 14, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday. She was 22. Callender, of Windsor Locks, died Tuesday at home, where she had been in hospice care...