BELOVED MUSIC MAN OF UPPER DARBY
“Maybe God gave me the cancer so that I could bring more attention to my students – and if that’s the way it has to be, then I guess that’s why I’m still here…I’m not done yet.” – Brad Schoener
In 2004 Brad Schoener was diagnosed with stage 4 leiomyosarcoma – a deadly rare soft tissue cancer. He was given 2-3 months to live – but Brad refused to accept that. For five years he did not miss a day of work until he finally ran out of clinical trials and he just couldn’t fight anymore. Brad passed away on March 19, 2009 – but he made it clear that he wanted to be remembered not for his fight against cancer — but for his love of his Upper Darby students and his music.