David Green is a history teacher at the Mae Jemison High School and a father to a 16-month-old girl. His daughter Kinsley was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia six months ago. He didn’t have any more sick days to stay with his precious little girl.
Kinsley is getting treatment 100 miles from home and she needs her dad to be with her. So his colleagues donated their sick days – it added up to 100 days.
“We were blown away with the response that we received with the sick days. We were hoping to get a couple days so he could be here once a week,” Megan Green, Kinsley’s mother, told CNN. “It is a huge blessing and we can’t wait until we are in the position to give back and help others.”
Kinsley still has three to four months of inpatient treatment, but will remain in treatment for the next two years.
Green has only one sick day a month, but the family needed 40 days. So his wife decided to post on Facebook, hoping to get some help from his fellow educators.
Wilma DeYampert, an assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary, works in the same school district with Green. She saw the Facebook post and donated two days. They are the only days she can afford, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February.
Thanks to the kindness and support of the teachers. It encouraged the family and helped this poor dad to spend some precious time with his sweet baby girl.