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Valley principal celebrated being cancer-free with her students at Scott L Libby Elementary School

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 19:17:00-05

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ — A heartwarming welcome for a Valley principal after she won her battle against cancer. Corby Naylor surprised by the student body at Scott L Libby Elementary School in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Friday.

The school planned to wear pink, make signs, and have an assembly tailored to Naylor's return.

"I had no idea that was going to happen," said Naylor.

At the assembly, students and teachers showcased personalized skits, poems, and songs for Naylor, who was rarely without tears during the assembly.

In 2019, Naylor was diagnosed with Stage I Breast Cancer and underwent 20 chemotherapy treatments. Naylor and her family decided to fight the cancer head-on with treatment with the right attitude.

"I chose to make chemotherapy my weapon if you will. So I chose to treat it as welcoming the medicine into my body knowing its purpose," said Naylor.

On January 7, after undergoing her final treatment and a double mastectomy, Naylor was given the good news that she was cancer-free.

As part of her return to Scott L Libby, Naylor went class to class, talking to students openly about her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, including answering any and all student questions.

"I believe in talking to them and giving them that respect. and they deserve real answers," said Naylor.

Naylor is currently recovering from her surgeries and hopes to back at school full time in February.