12-year-old Rose has been giving cancer her best fight to try to beat acute lymphoblastic leukemia and somehow her school is treating her as if she’s a schoolyard bully, fighting in the playgrounds. The great news is after battling cancer for three years, she is in remission stages and looks like she could be a winner.
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What Rose had to go through to get to where she is today is almost everyone’s worst nightmare: having to live through continuous intensive chemotherapy while she hopes it gets rid of cancer in her body. Chemotherapy is known to be very difficult to cope with as what is the best cure we have can sometimes feel like it’s doing more harm than good.
Here is a picture of Rose without hair just before she is about to blow out her birthday candles. let’s hope she is wishing for some revenge on the father.
After Rose was feeling well enough to start going back to school, she got the shock of her life. She received a letter in the mail from her current school stating they were dismissing her due to poor attendance and academic performance. They can’t be serious, can they? You can see Rose’s family has included a picture of the letter they got from the school administration. By now everyone is probably thinking that this story is a dramatization because they probably had just made a mistake and forgotten they were sending a letter to a little girl battling cancer. That’s where you are wrong.
It seems they did know all about Rose’s situation. Rose had been attending St Joseph’s all her life and even though she was battling cancer. She was still on track to pass core classes and continue moving up to the next grade like every other kid in the system. So, if they know her grades and why she’s hardly there, how did they possibly think it’s OK to expel her from school? Private schools are known to be very strange and often too strict beyond common sense. All they care about is having better grades so they can charge higher fees because they are not a government-funded school and the boss is thinking about profit. They are known to kick out underperforming students, no matter the situation.
Have they just done the same thing to a cancer patient? Here is what the headmaster (Father Flekenstien said about the case:
“These were extraordinary circumstances, but so many accommodations were made we felt eventually it became a point where we had to help Rose, by being able to make sure that she was getting the assistance that she needed and to learn.”
As you can read from the principal’s speech, he did know all about her situation. The excuse is that the school had made so many sacrifices already for Rose that they felt it was in her best interest to have to find a new school, make new friends, understand new teachers, and more.
If the move was done in her best interest then shouldn’t she be given the choice as to what she would prefer, since you care about Rose so much principal? That would make sense. His response is so cliché that it isn’t even close to being believable You can bet they got rid of Rose because Rose was making them look bad and in a bid to try to keep the grade average up so they can charge parents more money, they felt like they could let Rose go instead. Luckily for Rose, she’s probably too young to understand what’s happening here, and it won’t hither until about ten years later. We hope that she does find another school to accommodate her and that her cancer stays away for the rest of her life. It’s a strange time for the father to decide they no longer want her at the school since she is no longer battling cancer. Perhaps they didn’t know the cancer is gone and they thought now was a good time to send her away.