Kim Komando


Kim Komando

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PENDLETON, OR -- A social media campaign to get a Pendleton High School Spanish teacher onto the Ellen Degeneres Show appears to have paid off. A student-produced video went viral several weeks ago, bringing Kathryn Youngman to the attention of the show’s producers, as she undergoes chemo for her third bout with cancer. Supporters took to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with #YoungmanOnEllen to rally for the teacher.


Click HERE to watch the viral video. Students included messages like, "Mrs. Youngman, we love you and we’re determined to get you on Ellen: #YoungmanOnEllen." And, "Hey, what’s up, Mrs. Youngman. It’s Roman and my boy Big Mike. Just want to let you know we’re not going to stop until we get you on Ellen. We’ve been Tweeting nonstop and we’re not going to stop. Keep strong."


Senator Ron Wyden even took up her cause at a town hall in Pendleton Monday morning. After that meeting, Youngman announced she will travel to the show later this week, for an episode to air Monday. 
Senator Ron Wyden meets with Mrs. Youngman and students at a Pendleton Town Hall.
Courtesy: Twitter @RonWyden

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