Back to School
Remember that exceptional teacher you had as a kid? The one that helped you learn your multiplication tables? Made science interesting? Or taught you lessons you used outside of the classroom?
Mrs. Mekalian was that exceptional teacher for a group of 3rd graders. The students were devastated when they learned she had gotten sick and might not be returning to teach them.
Mrs. M had a bad case of double pneumonia, and while in the hospital, she had developed a blood infection called sepsis. The sepsis had caused severe damage to her body and doctors were forced to amputate all four limbs.
The 3rd grade class knew Mrs. M was a fighter and they knew they wanted to help get her back in the classroom. That’s when they banded together to make a difference.
The 3rd grade class, with the assistance of their parents, made a GiveForward account to help get Mrs. M driving again, and back in the classroom. They created videos, organized fundraisers, raised awareness of the fundraiser. With their hard work, Mrs. M has been able to start rehabilitation and begin to drive!
With a new school year starting, the students know it will be a long path ahead, but they have learned that they can make a difference and change a life forever.
Learn more about Mrs. M and her students he http://www.giveforward.com/drivingmrsm
Did you have a teacher change your life? Have your students touched your heart? Please share your story below!