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Kyle Piazza, math teacher, coach dedicated to students

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By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / November 4, 2011

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When Kyle Piazza finished his master’s in education last year, he was exactly where he wanted to be: coaching football and track at Braintree High School and teaching math, a subject he had loved since childhood. Three months later, he was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma. This fall, six weeks before he died at 28, Mr. Piazza led a team that raised more than $25,000 for the annual Jimmy Fund Walk in Boston, rising from his wheelchair to walk across the finish line.

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