26 students gather outside hospital to sing worship songs to teacher battling stage 4 cancer

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A group of Wisconsin elementary school students recently paid a heartwarming visit to their teacher, who is currently battling stage four cancer.

Last Wednesday, 26 students and their parents, some of whom were former students of the teacher, stood outside the hospital entrance to visit and sing songs of praise to teacher Carol Mack.

For the past 45 years, Mack has taught grade 1 and grade 2 students at Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend. According to a Facebook post from Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Mack continued to teach at the school this year despite battling cancer.

As her condition worsened, Mack had to give up her teaching duties in order to receive palliative care.

In response, one of Mack’s friends, a fellow teacher, sought to reunite her with her students before she began hospice care.

“With the help of Aurora St. Luke’s, Carol’s care team and the school, this was made possible,” noted Aurora Health Care.

“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, according to CBN News.

As reported by CBS 58, students in Grades 1-4 came to participate in Wednesday’s tour. Members of Mack’s care team expressed their joy after attending the special occasion.

“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,” said Luiza. Mack’s healthcare team nurse Campols.

Mack “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”, Nicole Bartnik , a professional therapist at Aurora St. Luke’s, added.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts from the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to endow the church with Bible truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.

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