Texas teacher gives lesson from her hospital bed after getting surgery

Texas teacher gives lesson from her hospital bed after getting surgery


A Texas teacher wasn’t about to let surgery keep her students from falling behind during the pandemic — so she taught them from her hospital bed.

Stephany Hume, a two-time cancer survivor, was forced to undergo emergency surgery that took her away from her class at the Sewell Elementary School in Sachse, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas.

So she improvised by having her mother, a retired teacher, take over until after the operation — but resumed her duties via video conferencing just hours later, NBC affiliate DFW-TV reported.

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“These kids are feeling the same feelings we’re feeling,” she said. “They’re afraid, they’re unsure of what’s coming next.”

Just after the procedure, Hume said she was already pestering her doctor.

“I was asking the doctor, ‘Can I go now? Can I go now?” she said. “And he’s like, ‘You have a temperature of 102. You have to stay.’”

Teacher Stephany HumeNBCDFW

Her mom, Susie Harris, a retired teacher with

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