*For the last two days, our local radio station hosted its annual radiothon.
*All the money raised goes to one of our local children's hospital that treats children with cancer and other illnesses.
*Having dealt with cancer myself back in 1997, this cause hits close to home. And of course being a teacher, children hold a dear spot in my heart.
*I also learned today that a former student of mine lost his battle to cancer this week and died at the age of sixteen. What a loss! I can still picture his beautiful smile and awesome personality.
*Zach Sobiech (a Minnesota teenager) lost his battle with cancer last year. He composed a lot of music during his illness. One song in particular became a major hit. It is called "Clouds".
*His parents donated a check to the radiothon today from money raised by the song Zach recorded. The radio station also gathered 5,000 people to form the largest "CLOUD CHOIR" ever!
*I want to dedicate this post to Zach, to my former student, and to all the children who are dealing with cancer and/or illness.
*My heart is with you...