Bay City Teacher Triumphs Over Cancer: Students Celebrate His Final Chemo Session
A high school teacher in Bay City found out how supportive his family and students were when they surprised him after his final chemotherapy appointment.
Brendan Harrison is a beloved social studies teacher and coach at Trinity Monitor Lutheran School. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in October 2022. Two months after Mr. Harrison underwent surgery to remove a mass, he began a six-month chemo regimen.
Crowd Gathers to Celebrate Harrison's Final Chemo Treatment
On May 8, Mr. Harrison completed his twelfth and final chemotherapy session in Saginaw. As he walked out of the facility and rang the bell to signify the completion of his treatments, he was met with a surprise.
Harrison's students, family, and his entire baseball team had gathered outside to celebrate his victory over cancer.
Harrison's sister Morgan was on hand to capture the momentous occasion on video.
She tells ABC's Good Morning America the video shows how much her brother is loved and supported by his family and school community.
Be sure to watch the video below. Harrison was overwhelmed (and you will be too) at the sound of the crowd's cheers as he walked through the doors. He spoke with ABC's David Muir, telling him how much the moment meant to him.
"When I came out through that sliding door, every emotion I had in my body hit me all at once," he said. "Having an outpouring of support meant the world [to me]."