David and Megan Greens found out that her daughter, Kinsley, was suffering from leukemia just before she was one year old.
"Saturday, October 20, we are at my sister's engagement party and the following Monday we found out that my daughter had cancer," Megan said.
The following months they spent in the hospital. Kinsley is one year old and has undergone several chemotherapy cycles. The hospital is located about 160 km from their home, so Megan had to quit her job to stay with her daughter.
David makes a change of about 3 hours in the car to visit her, but a March was no longer days. He is a history teacher and coach of the Mae Jemison High School soccer team. However, the most important thing for him is to be present for his daughter.
Megan has launched an appeal on Facebook asking if there are teachers in Alabama with extra sick days and if they would like to donate them to their family. He did not believe he received so many answers!
According to InspireMore, several teachers have donated a total of 100 sick days to David. Even Wilma DeYampert, principal of Lakewook Primary School, donated two days. She is also suffering from cancer.
"I can't imagine what it means to have a child with cancer and not be able to stay close to him," Wilma said. "I thought it was the right thing to do. My mother always said: 'you don't have to be rich to help someone'".
The family is very grateful to everyone. Now David can spend more time with his 16 month old daughter.
"Let's hope that in a few months, David, is going to his daughter, only once a week," Megan said. "It was an incredible gift and I can't wait to reciprocate and help someone else."
Kinsley must undergo treatment for a few more months. We wish this family much strength!