03/15/2012 11:52 am ET

Aaron Segedi, Mich. Teacher And Coach, Beats Cancer Twice, Organizes 'Victory Day' For Kids With Special Needs

When middle school teacher and varsity football coach Aaron Segedi, 36, hatched the idea for Victory Day in 2009, he had no idea he would be speaking about the event to schools across the country just three years later.

Having been hit with cancer for the second time that same year, Segedi didn’t know if he would have the time, resources or sheer will to organize an event like Victory Day.

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