Glen Mutchnick is an 8th grade science teacher at Clark-Shaw Middle School. He's been diagnosed with cancer-- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
"The doctors all said, 'You could take a leave of absence, a lot of people do that".. And I was like, nope, I wanna be with my kids. Thank God I did that because the kids have been awesome," said Mutchnick.
Four of his students came up with a creative way to support their teacher. In an effort to show him that he is not alone, the four of them surprised him by shaving their heads.
"The idea came up when me and my mother were talking and I told her about him losing his hair and taking chemo," said Landen Strickland, who is an 8th grader at the school.
The kids also created a Facebook page. The Clark-Shaw Bald Eagle Club is a way they hope to spread awareness and raise money for their teacher.
"We admire him so much, and that's why we did it," said student, Jonathan Hayes.
Mutchnick, though, is turning his prognosis into a lesson plan. He wants students to know facts about cancer so if they ever encounter it again in life, hopefully they won't be so scared by it.
To donate to Glen Mutchnick, visit The Bald Eagle Club on Facebook.