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Mortality

Recently a teacher at my school died.  And if that isn’t bad enough it was during child birth.  How does one process that?  In this day and age how does a young, healthy woman die while giving birth?  She (Meg) was a first year Kindergarten teacher at my school.  I didn’t know her well,  but even then it’s hard to accept and process when a collegue dies.  She was only 24 years old.

24. years. old.  Barely alive long enough to truly live.  She was newly married and was so excited to be expecting her first child.

I guess if there is any silver lining to the whole experience is that her son did survive. So now her husband and son, Oliver must now find a way to live without Meg.  For the past week there has been a cloud over the school, an unspoken shared sadness the staff had together as we all tried to move on while remembering Meg and celebrating her life.  It’s times like these that make us appreciate life and live each day to the fullest.

If you are interested in donating please visit this website: https://www.gofundme.com/olivermckee

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