Crestview gymnastics instructor shares cancer survival story

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 05:04 PM.

"She came in as a new coach and ... immediately noticed that my form was incorrect with my tumbling," Jennifer said. "She told me she could fix me and she did."

Although it is "all in good fun," Jennifer said King tackled and threw shoes at cheerleading students who didn’t give their best effort.

"She is hard on all of us, but she makes us all want to do better," Jennifer said.   

And, the teenager said, she and classmates were amazed by how King handled her diagnosis.

"If she was ever scared, we never knew it," she said.

In addition to regularly showing up to work, King played softball weekly during her cancer treatments.

"Keeping it normal and staying focused is what you need to do," she said.

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