Teachers donate more than 100 sick days to co-worker with daughter battling cancer


HUNTSVILLE, AL (WCMH/CNN) — A high school football coach received more than 100 sick days from fellow educators after his young daughter was diagnosed with cancer.  

David Green’s daughter, Kinsley, was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 10-months-old.  

She’s been receiving treatment since October, but she has a long way to go.  

Her treatment kept her away from her dad, who is a football coach at Mae Jemison High School.  

David’s wife took to Facebook asking teachers to donate sick days to her husband so he could be with his family more often. 

And the teachers answered.  

“You want to send words of encouragement you want to do something to help but this was a real physical way that we could help him and his family,” teacher Anna Kachelman told WHNT.  

More than 100 sick days have been donated to Green already.  

Assistant principal at Lakewood Elementary Wilma Deyampert is also fighting cancer, but even she donated two days to David. 

“If I had more to give I would give him more.” 

David only needed 40 days, but teachers say the 100 days will give him time to be with his daughter whenever he needs it.  

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