Two Deaf students create quilt for teacher fighting stage IV cancer
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In inspirational news for today, a teacher is fighting cancer, yet, when her students found out about it, they decided to get together and create a quilt for her. Two high school students from Marshall High School banded together to create a beautiful hand-made gift for Amber Peterson, their teacher. The story is quite inspirational.
Amber found out that she had cancer after the birth of her son, however, her son passed away from Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome. Yet, after the tragedy, she prevailed to fight her cancer against State IV metastatic melenoma, whereas, her doctors gave her six months to ten years to live. Yet, she told Channel 4 News that she is “going to raise the odds. I am not going to be one of the 90 percent. I am going to be one of the ten percent”.
Seniors Mercedes Mendoza and Nayeli Teran are both deaf and they both love Amber so much that they felt compelled to create a quilt. “I’m really proud of myself because we made it. I’m really proud that we were able to make this quilt for her,” Mendoza signed. She and Teran are both deaf and both love their former teacher who inspired this quilt. “We really hope that she feels that we love her and we really support her and it’s kinda like we’re going to give her a big hug,” Teran signed. Amber Peterson had no idea what was happening.
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Peterson is a Marshall High School graduate and has been a teacher there for seven years. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family with medical expenses, and you can donate by clicking here. You can also follow her journey through her Facebook page.