Teacher Asks Kids To Bring School Supplies Instead Of Flowers At Her Funeral
Elementary teacher Tammy Waddell was working for Forsyth County Schools for three decades when she lost her life to an unforgiving battle with cancer.
In the weeks before she passed, Tammy made a farewell request in the name of her pupils.
Instead of having people bring flowers to her funeral service, she asked that they donate backpacks containing school items for kids who couldn’t afford them.
In an interview with CNN, Paul Holbrook, a spokesperson for the funeral house, said:
“That day we received roughly about 130 backpacks filled with school supplies — anything a student would need for at least half of the school year — and they continue to come in.”
The teacher’s son, Kevin said:
“Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It’s one of the inspirations that led me to the profession. She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention … she was just focused on the love.”
Farewell, dear Tammy. You are a true inspiration.
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