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D211 Post: Fremd Teacher Makes Triumphant Return Following Cancer Battle

            During a homecoming pep-rally at William Fremd High School on September 20, 2013, special education teacher T.J. Valacak said he wasn’t feeling very well.  This day was the latest in a series of days feeling fatigued.  When he spoke to his doctor the next day, he received a shock.             “I got a call from my doctor after they had run some blood work, and he said ‘hey you have to get to the hospital.  It looks like you have leukemia,’” Valacak said.  “At the time I didn’t know what that ...