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Faculty health updates
Engineering Professor Charles Adams and Education Professor Pam Adams, who were in a serious car accident last February, are both home again after extended hospital stays for brain injuries. Pam has been home since June, and Charles returned home in mid-August. Pam is once again driving and spends much of her time helping care for Charles, who is relearning to walk with the help of regular therapy. Both are on leave this semester. Pam and Charlie express thanks to the community for their support and hope to be back in the classroom next year. Pam says, “Thanks to our God who has provided all that we need.”
Education Professor Cella Bosma, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2007, learned this fall that the cancer had metastasized to her brain, forming two tumors. One was removed surgically, the other presented too great a risk to her eyes to remove, and has been treated with radiation. Bosma was back in the classroom two weeks after the surgery to remove the tumor and by late September was edging back up to her full teaching load.
“I’m so thankful for my Dordt colleagues and the support they’ve given,” she says. “I love my work and appreciate so much their willingness to cover my courses through this. Students have been so wonderful and encouraging, helping give me the strength to push on.”