Andrea Paine: My Breast Cancer Survival Story: Teaching By Example
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Back in the day, when I was in ninth grade at Malcolm Campbell High School in Montreal, I played the flute in the high school senior band. Miss Gold, our band leader/teacher and a very involved and active conductor, was always looking for opportunities for our band to flourish and perform our magic.
One of the opportunities we had was to do a band exchange with a school in Belleville, N.J., not far from New York City. It was during that time that I met Joanne and Donna, students and musicians at Belleville High School. They came to Montreal for a few days and both girls came to stay at my family home. When it was our turn to go to New Jersey, I stayed with Joanne's family.
We put on concerts, went sightseeing and had a few parties. It was everything a 15-year-old travelling with a very cool and mother-like band leader and a busload of her fellow band members could imagine. I had a wonderful time, and the hospitality of my American family was warm and generous. Friends...
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