Teacher reads to students online day after brain surgery

29th October, 2021.      //   General Interest, Technology  // 

Teacher reads to students online day after brain surgery | National News | messenger-inquirer.com

When brain cells grow abnormally or out of control, a tumor (a mass of cells) can form. If the tumor puts pressure on certain areas of the brain, it can affect how the body functions. When discovered early enough, brain tumors are usually treatable. Many that are slow-growing are cured with surgery alone. Other types that are faster-growing might need additional treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or both.

A dedicated teacher in Pennsylvania had her students on her mind even while recovering from brain surgery.

Just a day after undergoing a procedure to remove a brain tumor, K.D. Meucci — a fourth-grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park — did not miss story time with her online reading group and appeared on Facebook Live to read to her students.

Meucci had set up the closed Facebook group years ago as a way for teachers and students to virtually meet and read bedtime stories together, according to the news outlet.

“Of course I packed a book,” Meucci said in a Facebook Live video filmed from her hospital bed on Thursday. “I knew I would be here on Thursday night, so I packed a book from the library.”

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