This Amazing School Choir Surprised Their Teacher After Her Cancer Diagnosis

by : Mark Foster on : 22 Jul 2015 14:41

Students at Pupil School 22 in Staten Island, New York surprised their teacher Adriana Lopez with a special song after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.


It’s a custom of the school for the choir to sing a song at the end of every year, but since Mrs Lopez has been battling with breast cancer, the students only had one person in mind when they chose their performance. Singing “I’m gonna Love You Through It”, the heartfelt setiment from every student is plain to see; one which is clearly too much for Adriana, who understandably is taken aback. Choir director Gregg Breinburg led the chorus of the Martina McBride song about love in the darkest times.

The love and respect the students have for Mrs Lopez is overwhelmingly evident and can only be summed up by the note they left for her on their facebook page: 

For a dear friend and teacher at PS22 whose bravery and dedication to her students amidst a difficult fight with breast cancer has inspired us all… We love you, Mrs. Lopez!!


Mark Foster

Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he's been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.

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