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Hospitalized teacher finalizing grades day before he passed away goes viral

A daughter of a Math teacher posted a photo of her dad that shows dedication to his profession even until the day before he passed away.

Sandra Venegas, also a teacher, shared a picture of her father, Alejandro Navarro, who was still working with his laptop, even he was already on a hospital bed.

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“This is my dad Alejandro Navarro, the day before he passed away, worried about finalizing grades for progress reports.”, Sandra wrote about the said photo of her dad.

Sandra said that her father “knew he was going to the ER so he packed his laptop and charger so he could enter them.”

“Doctors were coming in to see him. They were running tests, they were telling him he needed to decide what he wanted in the event that his heart stopped: CPR and intubation or to go in peace. He’d answer their questions and resume with grades.”, she revealed the brave act of her father.

Sandra also shared that the last time she was at the house of her father, he was also working.

“The last time I saw him was Monday and he spent the two hours I was at his house working. I wish I would have closed his laptop and enjoyed spending time with him.”, she confessed.

“Teachers put in so many extra hours, hours that many don’t realize. Even during a pandemic, even during a health crisis, teachers worry about completing their duties.”

Sandra has a couple of advice for those who have loved ones working as teachers, especially when they’re at home.

“Thank your teachers. If you are married to one, help them set boundaries, if you are the daughter/son of one, don’t let them work once they’re home. Be kind to your teachers.”

Also, Sandra has important reminders for those who are in the profession.

“Teachers let’s not normalize working after hours, let’s not normalize staying at work late. You are replaceable at work. You are NOT replaceable at home.”

This is my dad Alejandro Navarro, the day before he passed away, worried about finalizing grades for progress reports….

Posted by Sandra A. Venegas on Thursday, December 17, 2020

After the post went viral on Facebook, which has 65,957 shares, and 155 thousand reactions (as of this writing), she clarified that the passing away of her dad is not related anything to COVID-19.

“Edited to Add: I didn’t realize this post would get so much attention but I did want to clarify, my father did not pass away from Covid or anything Covid related.”

“Dad, you will be greatly missed! I love you!”

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