A New Hampshire high school principal was recently diagnosed with a rapidly progressing form of cancer. Typically reserved, Courtney Vashaw decided to share her struggles with her students because they would most undeniably be affected by her absence.
Upon hearing the news, the senior class of New Hampshire’s Profile Junior-Senior High School donated $8,000 they had raised for their senior trip to New York to help their beloved principal with the crippling medical expenses, according to Fox 8.
Christopher Sirois, the class’ representative, told WMUR,
“Every one of us has a connection with her, and she has given so much to us that we just wanted to give back.”
Senior Hunter Leighton also sang his principals praises,
“She is one of the strongest, most determined women I know and if it can happen to her, you know anything can happen to anyone,”
Vashaw was deemed speechless upon receiving the donation and admitted it was tough for her to accept help.
“They are [a] pretty remarkable, fun, astonishing group of people,” said Vashaw.
That they are. Kind of makes me feel shitty about being an immature, pimple-faced shitbag when I was their age. There is hope for the future, America.
[H/T Elite Daily]