Sunday, October 19, 2008

Article: Woman faked cancer three times

Suzy Bass had less than a year to live. The Knoxville, Tennessee, high school math teacher was battling stage IV breast cancer, and it had spread to her shoulder and heel. Chemotherapy no longer worked; an experimental bone marrow therapy she'd tried as a last resort appeared futile. Her students and colleagues were devastated. Bass, then 41, was a popular newcomer to the picturesque private Webb School near the Smoky Mountains that fall of 2007. "Ms. Bass was the cool teacher," says Michaelan Moore, 18, who was a junior in Bass's Algebra II class. "Everyone just loved her immediately. We could tell her anything."
Thanks to a reader who emailed this to us.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Suzy lives in my hometown. Her first instance of faked cancer was here. She went to drastic lengths to fool the entire community. My father taught math at the school where she worked. She claims to be doing better and keeping up with her therapy. Just an update...

You should hear some of the stories about her though....she was really good at faking.