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People Taking Action: NewsChannel 3 honors amazing teacher battling third round of breast cancer

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-29 06:23:31-04

Norfolk, Va. - Today we surprised a remarkable teacher at Granby High School.

We dropped in on Spanish teacher Camille Yorke, who greeted us while at the same time wondering this was about.

We received an email from a parent about her.

The email read, “Her infectious energy, dazzling smile, and inspiring spirit motivates students.”

She is very popular teacher in her 13th year at Granby. During that time she's been battling breast cancer on and off. It has come back for a third time.

While many chose to fight their fights privately, Ms. Yorke publicly works to educate about cancer and to celebrate those fighting as hard as she is.

During her personal, fight she takes action supporting breast cancer fundraisers at Granby and throughout the community.

Today we presented her with a People Taking Action Award and a $300 Visa gift card from our community partner Southern Bank.