Teachers in L.A. Donate 154 Sick Days to Fellow Teacher Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
I love stories like this.
Carol Clark is a sixth grade teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Last year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to begin chemotherapy immediately.
Luckily for Clark, she had 120 sick days saved up in her 17 years as a teacher. However, that wasn't enough. With all of the surgeries, appointments, and extensive chemo, she needed to find a way to get more sick days so she wouldn't lose any pay.
L.A. is a cool place, but they have a program that brings cool to a whole 'nother level.
They have a program for situations just like this where fellow teachers can donate some of THEIR sick days to teachers in need.
So Clark's husband, who is a teacher at the same school, set up a sign up sheet for teachers to donate sick days to Carol.
Shortly after, word spread around the city to other school and Carol was awarded 154 bonus sick days! Those sick days relieved all the stress from the financial side of her situation.
Currently, she is back teaching and very happy. She hasn't absolutely kicked cancer's butt quite yet, but we know she will very soon. Thankfully, she still has a few sick days in the bank should she ever need them.
See pictures and more of the story here.