This year, long-time CMHS teacher Mrs. Sheldon was diagnosed with liver cancer. Liver cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and can only be cured with serious surgery or a transplant.
Yassmeen Karimi, a senior who’s new to the school, said, “I feel like this really shows how much students care about their teachers and their well-being. It has united people for a good cause and that’s amazing.”
In our school there are only a limited number of teachers and at the same time many people who have grown to know and love this strong, sassy teacher.
In the past the business academy students faced a similar situation when one of their fellow classmates, Gloria, got cancer. They came up with the idea of raffling off a quilt in order to raise money for her. The resulting funds amounted to $5,000.
Mr. Sciacca, the Virtual Enterprise teacher, said “We did this because JoMarie Hayes is a very good quilter, and we have done it before in the past, and we raised a lot of money for a good cause.”
The quilt is being made by Ms. Hayes and then will be given to Virtual Enterprise to be raffled off at the end of the school year. And the Business Academy hopes to raise more than $5,000 to help Mrs. Sheldon.
Disbelief - that may be what hits you first. She’s a person that students from many different grades see every single day. And suddenly, she is gone. If we only took for granted her presence on campus, at least we are now doing our best to help such a special person.