The hardest part of being a teacher is when you become incredibly attached to your students and a tragedy befalls them. A couple of years back, that tragedy was the reason I met one of the students that I became incredibly attached to. He was a grade 5 student at the time and was suffering from cancer. I was enlisted to be his homebound teacher. So each week, it was my job to set time with him to teach him the material that his regular class learned during the week. We worked together for 5 hours a week for several weeks. I watched him go through the lows of his chemo treatments and ended up befriending his mom. I love that family with my whole heart and I feel so privileged to have become part of their inner circle. But as a cancer patient, the student had to continually go for check-ups. All of which have been routine and good until this week. This week, a mass was found in his stomach. More tests will tell if the cancer is back, but now I am very far away and cannot stand next to this family like I want to... so I am doing what I can, I am asking all of you to pray. Pray for this family and for those connected to them. Spread the word to all you know who would be willing to pray. The hardest part is this, there is little we can do but pray and people want to fix things and be active.
So thank you in advance for your prayers for this situation!