I want to give a huge shout out to:
-Everyone who has helped me by dropping off food or supplies; sent me texts, emails, videos or phone calls, wishing me well or praying for me
-My boyfriend who helped me set up things in my house and cooked for me
-My union, the Chicago Teachers Union, the union officers and CORE (Caucus of Rank and File Educators) and activists who keep checking in on me.
-My coworkers, principal, co-teachers, SECAS, paras and students’ parents who have all been very supportive.
-My social media friends who have been super helpful on helping my morale and dropping off items
-My friends from around the country and world, who reach out to me daily!
-My students for sending me sweet videos and emails wishing me to get better and thanking me for teacher appreciation week!
-My doctors, therapists and acupuncturist for helping me to become stronger and healthier every day.
-My kitties, Nala and Lizzo who are cuddly monsters #NalasWorld
-My family for staying up, in the middle of the night, to call the hospital, to make sure they are taking care of me and for sending me food and supplies.
-Thanks to my cousins, aunts and extended family for checking in on me and supporting me through this.
-And most importantly, to my roommate, Elijah, who has driven me to the hospital 3x now, and who also has been taking care of me for weeks, I don’t think I would be alive without him.
I don’t think I would’ve survived without you all!!! ❤