More than two dozen students in Wisconsin reportedly gathered outside a hospital on November 3 to sing songs of praise to their teacher diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
The Christian titles said 26 first and second graders were accompanied by their parents outside the entrance to the Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee to visit their teacher Carol Mack. The students stood at the entrance singing songs of worship.
Mack, a 45-year teacher at the Christ Lutheran School from Big Bend, was admitted to Aurora Health Care with cancer after she became too weak to continue teaching this year. The hospital posted an article about the visit on its Facebook page on November 4.
“Yesterday, 26 students lined up outside the entrance to the hospital. Carol was there to greet her current and former students, including some of their parents whom she has also taught, and to hear the children singing songs to her. praise, ”Aurora Health said.
Aurora Health Care explained that fellow teachers and Mack’s friends wanted her to be reunited with her students because she needs to be transferred to a hospice due to her condition. The visit became a reality with the help of Aurora St. Luke, Mack’s school and Mack’s care team.
Mack expressed his gratitude for the visit which made him feel “very special”. She sparked hope that people would see this as a wonderful expression of love between students and teachers.
“It was overwhelming and very special. I hope people will see how much these kids and their teacher loved each other and how our school community came together,” Mack said.
The centre’s post on the student visit included photos showing students approaching their teacher one after another and their teacher hugging them while wearing their masks. The heartwarming photos drew positive responses from the Aurora Health Care online community as parents commented on how they found it “such a sweet moment. “
One of Mack’s care team members, Luiza Campols, revealed in an interview with CBS 58 that they were very happy to have helped the visit of the students. She said it was very “rewarding” and that it touched her a lot.
“When I saw her singing with the kids it was the most rewarding thing. We were very lucky to be a part of it. It was the most beautiful and touching thing,” Campols said. .
Mack’s occupational therapist from Aurora St. Luke, Nicole Bartnik, further revealed that Mack had no children and that the scene she saw during the visit was a “true blessing.”
“(She) has not had children but has more than she could ever count. To see so much love coming back to someone who is so selfless and deserving … it is a true blessing,” Bartnik said.
Mack, in her staff biography, said she has always dreamed of being a teacher in a Lutheran school and considers being a part of Christ In Big Bend a big part of her life. She said she jumped straight into teaching after graduating from DMLC and easily remembered the very first day she entered her class.
“I still remember entering ‘my’ class for the very first time. My dream of teaching children in a Lutheran school was about to come true. That’s why I went to college and I was up to the challenge, ”Mack said. .
Readers are invited to pray for the healing and recovery of Teacher Mack.