The treatment for which is continuous intensive chemotherapy. Thankfully for Rose and her family, the cancer is finally in remission (and all things considered, she’s been a real trooper about the whole “having cancer” thing).
Citing attendance and academic performance reasons, the school Rose attended her entire life felt they could no longer keep Rose as a student (despite the fact that she was on track to pass her core classes).
According to Fleckenstein:
“These were extraordinary circumstances, but so many accommodations were made we felt eventually it became a point where we really had to help Rose, by being able to make sure that she was getting the assistance that she needed and to learn.”
Let’s take a moment and parse that out. The school felt they made “too many accommodations” for a girl who was dying of cancer, and whose body was being regularly ravaged by chemo. So “for her own good,” they decided to kick her out?
For more details on the story, here’s the full coverage with interviews from News 3 WWMT: