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By Mark Mahoney
Journalist 

In God's hands

Faith provides positive attitude for Summerland instructor battling cancer

 

August 27, 2020

Mark Mahoney

Day by day • Barb Roland is the K-6 Title I teacher and literacy coordinator for Summerland Public School in Ewing. She has been battling various oral cancers for the past 11 years.

Cancer cannot keep Barb Roland out of the classroom.

The K-6 Title I teacher and literacy coordinator for Summerland Public School in Ewing has been battling various oral cancers for the past 11 years.

However, that has not stopped the Oakdale woman from teaching and working with students, which is her passion.

"I enjoy helping children grow and learn," Roland said. "My doctor told me to do what I love, and this is it. I am taking precautions with COVID, as we all are doing."

Her battle with cancer began in 2009, when she was having dental issues and was sent to Dr. Jon Stineman, an oral su...



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