Froehlich, a beloved AP Literature, theatre and dance teacher at Edina High School, has been struggling as her husband, Steve, fights an advanced stage of cancer. To help lift her spirits during the time she spends with Steve in the ICU, Froehlich’s students came together to create an uplifting video showing her just how much she’s impacted their lives.
Alec Fischer, a student at the University of Minnesota and Froehlich’s former student, produced the video titled, “The Secret Love Project for Mrs. Froehlich.” He asked 75 of Froehlich’s former and present students to participate, recording uplifting messages for her.
Throughout the video, students tell their stories of how Froehlich has inspired them, thanking her for showing them how to love and accept themselves for who they are.
“I think the most important thing is that you helped me remember that I love to read, and that it’s okay to love to read,” says one student.
Another shares, “As someone who wants to be a high school teacher, I definitely look up to you as a role model and an inspiration.”
“I was just so overwhelmed,” Froehlich said. “Teaching is such a hard job. You don’t get a lot of praise for it. It was really validating and made me think about the things you do in the classroom that go beyond teaching a skill set.”
Speaking about Alec, she says, “I can’t thank him enough. I think it is the greatest gift I have ever received. It was humbling to have that outpouring.”
(H/T Yahoo! News)
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