After Teacher Is Diagnosed With Cancer, Elementary Students Surprise Her With Heartfelt Performance.

Just months after being transferred to Staten Island’s Public School 22, veteran teacher Adriana Lopez was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yet, in the midst of painful surgeries and chemotherapy treatments, this teacher’s love and dedication to her fourth grade class never weakened.


To show their appreciation for their beloved teacher, the school choir planned a surprise performance just for her.

Under choir director Gregg Breinberg, they chose to sing the perfect song of support: Martina McBrides, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” a cancer survivor anthem.

Breinberg explained that Adriana has always been a teacher who was first to arrive and last to leave – proving her devotion to her kids. But Breinberg isn’t the only one to notice her devotion; the kids returned her love and wanted their beloved teacher to know she was not alone.

Adriana’s love was returned when the class dedicated this heart-felt performance of McBride’s inspiring song to the one who cared for them every day, even when she was hurting.

In the video below, the kids not only blow their teacher away with their voices, their compassion and love touch her heart.

Watch the beautiful performance below.

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