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"I feel that I am the poster child for this week for that fight and I just feel honored," says Yulinda Cook.
Yulinda scored a big victory in beating breast cancer 2 years ago, and the Titans will honor her as the 12th man. Instead of Pat Summit, it will be Yulinda Cook raising the Titans flag for an end to breast cancer.
"You have to be proactive," says Yulinda. "You have to check yourself every single day."
"She's a tough woman, man," says Jared. "She's amazing, just to see her go through it and seeing the steps she had to take and fight every stage of it. It was amazing to me."
The tight end also opened up about his mom's decision not to burden him with her diagnosis.
"It was in the summer of my junior year of South Carolina," says Jared. "One of my friends called me and she said how are you doing? I said I'm fine. She was like I was just calling to check on you. How's your mom doing? I said what do you mean how is my mom doing? She said your mom's surgery, how did it go? And I'm like what are you talking about?"
"I said I want you to focus on your studies and your games and everything you have to do in college because I'm going to be okay," says Yulinda.
"She's just selfless," says Jared.
"I believed that God was going to heal me and He did and here I am today," says Yulinda.
One other neat note about Yulinda: She continued working for the Social Security Administration throughout her treatment, and was even promoted while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Jared hosts events at his high school to raise money for breast cancer research.
Thursday, October 11 2012, 09:39 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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