By Ray Bowden
U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs 

U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School commander stays 'Husky Strong' in battle with cancer

Lincoln native Col. Melissa Youderian diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April


Last updated 11/3/2021 at 2:04pm

Colonel Melissa Youderian, commander of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Melissa Youderian donated her long hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit for children suffering hair loss, after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

"Though it was a deliberate decision and I thought it would be uplifting to donate my hair before the treatment took it, I had tears running down my face the entire haircut," she said. "It was one of those 'this is act...

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