Coach Runs Out Of Sick Days To Be With Baby Fighting Cancer. Teachers Give Him 100 Of Their Own
David and Megan Green just knew something was wrong with their usually smiley, giggly 11-month-old daughter, Kinsley.
The couple from Huntsville, Alabama, urged doctors to find out why.
Kinsley was sent to the hospital for what was believed to be a blood infection. Later that day, her parents learned the devastating truth.
In October 2018, Kinsley was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Megan has taken leave from her job to stay with Kinsley while she receives treatment in Birmingham — about a three-hour round-trip drive from their home.
David, meanwhile, has had to drive back and forth between Birmingham and Huntsville, where he is a football coach and history teacher at Mae Jemison High School. He works tirelessly to provide for his family.
But he recently ran out of sick days at work…
There is a long road to recovery ahead. Making the situation even harder is the fact that Megan and Kinsley spend many nights away from David.
In March, Megan shared a post on Facebook with a very big ask. She was wondering if any of David’s fellow teachers at Jemison High would be willing to donate their sick days to her husband so their family could spend more time together. They needed only about 40 days.
Word spread, and nothing prepared the Greens for the reaction to Megan’s post.
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Footage provided by WHNT Huntsville
This story originally appeared at LittleThings.