Transcript for California Teachers Donate Sick Days to Ailing Colleague
Six grade teacher Carol Clark is thrilled to be back in the classroom at high may Escalante elementary school and cut -- -- Last year she missed all but two months of the school year after being diagnosed with breast cancer. I started out with the cancer and then chemotherapy. And then things got really good and I -- -- my beaded I'm good and then things went downhill again. As a result Clark had to use -- vacation days plus a 126. Days she had accrued during her seventeen years with LAUSD. For doctor appointments chemotherapy and surgeries. But at the end of last year she realized she was in a pinch she was out of sick days and too -- to return to work I -- -- I lost my medical. Benefits -- -- -- that -- that's what her husband Dave Clark also a teacher at the school turned to their colleagues for help. Using a little known LAUSD plan called catastrophic illness donation program. Her husband rallied coworkers to donate their sick days -- People that donated money I didn't even know they -- friends of friends of mine could we get paid -- 180 days from the school so she got a 150 forceful almost a full year enough for Carroll to recover the pay she lost. And bank play any of sick days for additional surgeries she faces in the coming months just to get the is. Just give -- DA is just wonderful and then for -- team NC you know I'm gonna give more to Carol. Is is. It just shows the hard on the generosity think Carroll has given Iran -- -- lot of people should of their allies. But -- has the overwhelming generosity has left Carol and her husband emotional and speechless. It's indescribable. I don't know I don't percent. Don't think. -- -- This is -- armada reporting for ABC news.
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