Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Just One More Reason I Love Blogs...They Can Help Little Kids with Leukemia Not Feel as Alone

This is just a little shout out to Mr. Preschool.

Recently, one of his favorite students was diagnosed with Leukemia. When he found out that she had been playing school at home and missing her classmates terribly, he made a classroom blog. Now, the class can send her videos, photos and messages each day. And she can log on anytime she wants to look at her classmates, post messages to them and say hi. It not the same as being in a real class with them, but maybe it's the next best thing.

Considering she lives in the Projects, she is very lucky she has Internet at home. And she is very lucky she had persistent teachers and parents who didn't listen to the doctors who said her leg pain was normal. She is very lucky they caught it early and that she has such a great cancer center right here in downtown Richmond. She is also very lucky she has Mr. Preschool for her teacher. Because you can make sure she won't feel forgotten. And if he can bring the classroom to her -- he will.


Melissa said...

hi five to mr. preschool. sending that little girl lots of well wishes! i will think of her as i run my mary - it benefits the leukemia nd lymphoma society (my dad had lymphoma). thanks for the uplifting post.

Annn said...

He is a good, good man.

Teaching opportunities like this occur infrequently, and when they do occur, they are frequently ignored. What a lucky class!

Diane said...

OMG your post made me well up. You two are good people. If Mr. PS needs help financially or otherwise to make this happen, please let me know.

tryingtotri said...

what a great teacher. Yes let us know if there is any help needed!

TriGirl 40 said...

Wonderful story - and kudos to Mr. Preschool for coming up with such a creative and fun way to lift the spirits of a child in need.