Friends race to support teacher with brain tumor

Video posted November 10, 2014 in News by Ray McDowell and Akash Ghai


Jamie Barbarich Covol, an autistic support teacher at Mount Nittany Elementary School in State College, was diagnosed with a brain tumor eight years ago. After being in remission for a long  time, the tumor recently reappeared.

Having participated in the "Race for Hope" in Philadelphia to support the National Brain Tumor Society for a few years, Covol decided to organize a similar race in State College to raise funds and awareness on Sunday, November 9. Covol's friends, Sarah Hackman and Kristen Dewitt of Gary's Woods Elementary School ran in the 5k.

(Video reporting by Ray McDowell, edited by Akash Ghai)