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Every single blown kiss made it to Sandra’s heart – a kiss to say “I love you”, a kiss to say “Thank you”, and a kiss to give her strength.
“Beat the cancer and get better soon,” it seemed to say.
The emotional teacher could not hear the heartfelt songs or well-wishes of the children that morning, because she was standing behind a Panorama Medi-Clinic window.
Yet, the message was clear – the three to four-year-old children of Milnerton’s Covenant Kids Pre-Primary School misses her very much. Sandra Wright (59) of Edgemead has touched a countless number of lives in her career as a pre-primary teacher.
She has left a mark on each child who was privileged enough to have her as their teacher, yet Sandra has a different view.
And these marks were never deeper than those left on Friday when about 15 pre-primary kids, assistant Sonia Kleine and owner Stefan Pflocksch waved at her from the hospital’s parking lot. They sang while holding up flowers to her, called out to her while carrying well-wishing signs and blew kisses to her while she was crying in the hospital window. Sandra is currently undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. She will have to go back to hospital on 17 March to undergo another 22 hour chemo session.
TygerBurger spoke to her on Friday, the very same day on which she was temporarily discharged. The children’s flowers and personalised “get well soon” messages meant the world to the surprised teacher.
“They mean so much to me. They are my life. They are my reason for getting up in the morning. They’ve made my life complete. They’ve enriched my life beyond measure…”
One the children’s grandmother, Cheryl Braude, organised the surprise visit and told TygerBurger that Sandra is struggling to pay her medical bills. Cheryl has made it her mission to raise as much funds as possible to help the teacher. So far she has only raised just over R1 000, so it goes without saying that she is well short of the minimum amount that needs to be paid.
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