By Kristen Beckler
“This is a teacher’s worst nightmare.”
I heard those words from a third-grade teacher over two years ago when my then eight-year-old daughter’s friend Bella was diagnosed with leukemia. I’ve since watched this teacher go above and beyond her job and find beauty in helping every student feel educated and supported through a very difficult time. Through her leadership, I learned a few things about how to educate and academically support a child with a medical illness, as well as supporting the class in their education of childhood illnesses.