‘A True Blessing’: Students Gather Outside Hospital to Sing Worship Songs as Teacher Fights Stage 4 Cancer


A teacher at a Wisconsin elementary school battling stage four cancer recently received a heartwarming visit from some of her students.

Carol Mack taught first and second graders at Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend for 45 years. She continued to teach while battling cancer until her condition progressed, which led to her entering a hospice.

According to a Facebook post from Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, 26 students stood outside the hospital entrance on Wednesday to sing songs of worship to the beloved teacher.

Fellow teachers and friends of Mack’s arranged for her current and former students, including some of their parents to whom she also taught, to reunite for the special occasion before her hospice care began.

“It was overwhelming and very special,” Mack said. “I hope people will see how much these kids and their teacher loved each other and how our school community came together.”

The experience touched the hearts of many who were able to join us.

“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.

Nicole Bartnik, occupational therapist at Aurora St. Luke’s, explained that Mack “had no children of her own, but has more than she could ever have. To see so much love coming back to someone who is so selfless and deserving … it is a true blessing. “

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