HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHDH) — Teachers in Alabama stepped up in a major way when they donated more than 100 sick days to a fellow educator so he could spend time with his 10-month-old daughter as she battles cancer.
David Green, a socials studies teacher and football coach at Mae Jemison High School, has made many trips to a Birmingham, Ala. hospital since his daughter, Kinsley, began chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October.
His wife, Megan, put out a plea on Facebook for teachers to donate their sick days so her husband wouldn’t have to leave Kinsley’s side.
Word of the request began spreading across area schools thanks to a news report by WHNT.
Teachers at Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary came together to donate a month’s worth of days to the family.
Other area educators, including Lakewood assistant principal Wilma DeYampert, who is battling breast cancer, also donated several days.
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