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Teen Battling Cancer Will Return to the Basketball Court After His Classmates Took a Bold Stand Against School


"There was no misunderstanding they told me I couldn't play because it was policy."

A high school student battling cancer in Northville, N.Y., will be back on the basketball court this week after the school first reportedly sidelined him due to his school attendance record. Diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, his cancer treatment involved heavy chemotherapy and prevented him from attending school every day, though he hired a tutor to keep him caught up.

Tim Monette, 17, was reportedly cleared by his doctor and made an emotional return to his basketball team in December. However, on Wednesday, the Times Union reported that school administrators told him that he couldn't play for the Northville High School basketball team because of his attendance issues.

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