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Janitor battles cancer, not ready to retire

October 25, 2013

LAKELAND, FL — Warren Bellamy wanted to become a teacher, but after he graduated from the University of South Florida, mopping floors turned out to be more lucrative than teaching, according to The Ledger.

Four years after graduating, Warren Bellamy is battling six different cancers, isn't beat quite yet, but he does have plans, however reluctant, to retire soon, the article stated.

According to the article, Bellamy has been the janitor at Jewett School of the Arts since he was 17, getting a second custodial job at New Bethel Baptist Church to help make ends meet.

"I do what I have to do. They take care of teaching the kids, and I take care of loving them. I have more time to love them if I'm only sweeping and mopping and cleaning," he told his wife when he made the decision to go back to custodian work.

Doctors have given Bellamy six months to a year to live but however things turn out, Bellamy is inspired by his old school and is not giving up, the article noted.

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