Trek Fan Beats Cancer, Photos Tell Tale - Frakes Sends Regards

Trek Fan Beats Cancer, Photos Tell Tale - Frakes Sends Regards

From the files of "In Case You Missed It..." here's a great story about a man whose determination to beat cancer can be traced to two Halloween photos with a Star Trek twist. Tom Schutt, a high school math teacher from Washington, D.C., wore a Captain Picard costume for Halloween in 2013. He dressed like Picard because he'd gone bald from the chemotherapy treatments intended to combat Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which he'd been diagnosed with at age 27. A year later, and recovered, Schutt's fiance suggested that -- since his hair had grown back and he was now sporting a full, thick beard -- that he celebrate Halloween 2014 attired as Riker, which he did. As reported on Mashable.com, Schutt's friend and roommate, Annalee Horne, tweeted the side by side photos of Schutt.


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