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Cancer-stricken Central Florida teacher asking for sick day donations from colleagues

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Cancer-stricken Central Florida teacher asking for sick day donations from colleagues



INCREDIBLE SHOW OF SUPPORT. >> IT’S PRETTY AWESOME I MISS IT VERY MUCH RIGHT NOW. MICHELLE: BRIAN MEISENBURG HAS A DREAM JOB. FOR 16 YEARS, HE’S BEEN A MUSIC TEACHER AT GEMINI ELEMENTARY IN BREVARD COUNTY, SHAPING LITTLE MINDS WITH SWEET TUNES AND CREATIVITY THE 40-YEAR-OLD IS MARRIED, THE PROUD FATHER OF TWO SONS, 4 AND 9. BUT IN SEPTEMBER, HIS DREAMS CAME CRASHING DOWN WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF STAGE 4 CANCER. FOUND CANCER IN MY COLON, AND IT HAD SPREAD TO MY LIVER. I DIDN’T BELIEVE IT AT FIRST. NO WAY. I JUST TURNED 40. MICHELLE: AND SINCE SEPTEMBER, BRIAN HAS BEEN ON CHEMOTHERAPY. HIS SICK DAYS HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN. — TAKING — TICKI DOWN. SO ON FACEBOOK, HIS WIFE PUT OUT A CALL FOR HELP TO FELLOW EMPLOYEES OF THE BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM. PLEASE DONATE. DONATE SICK DAYS TO HER HUSBAND. THIS IS SOMETHING THE BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM ALLOWS. ANYONE WHO WORKS IN THE SYSTEM , TEACHER CUSTODIAL STAFF, THEY CAN DONATE A SICK DAY TO A BANK OR DONATE SICK DAYS TO A PARTICULAR PERSON. >> WHEN I MEET WITH SCHOOL LEADERS, TEACHERS, STAFF, TH ARE DEDICATED, EVERY DAY THEY ARE DEDICATED, SO IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT THEY STEP UP AND GIVE MICHELLE: HOW VALUABLE ARE THE DONATED SICK DAYS TO BRIAN? IF HE GOES ON SHORT TERM DISABILITY, HE WILL GET 60% OF HIS PAY. >> IT’S JUST ONE THING LESS TO STRESS ABOUT OBVIOUSLY, WHEN Y ARE GOING THROUGH TREATMEN MICHELLE: ONE LE

Cancer-stricken Central Florida teacher asking for sick day donations from colleagues


Brian Meisenburg has been a music teacher at Gemini Elementary School in Brevard County for 16 years. The 40-year-old father of two says it is his dream job, but in September his dreams came crashing down with the diagnosis of stage 4 cancer in his colon and liver. Since September, he has been undergoing chemo and his sick days have been ticking down. On Facebook, his wife recently put out a call for help from fellow employees of the school district asking them to donate sick days to her husband. The school system allows anyone who works in the system to donate a sick day to a bank or donate sick days to a particular person. If Meisenburg goes on short-term disability, he will only get 60% of his pay, so he said the donated sick days would be incredibly valuable. “It’s just one thing less to stress about, obviously, when you are going through treatment,” Meisenburg said.

Brian Meisenburg has been a music teacher at Gemini Elementary School in Brevard County for 16 years.

The 40-year-old father of two says it is his dream job, but in September his dreams came crashing down with the diagnosis of stage 4 cancer in his colon and liver.

Since September, he has been undergoing chemo and his sick days have been ticking down.

On Facebook, his wife recently put out a call for help from fellow employees of the school district asking them to donate sick days to her husband.

The school system allows anyone who works in the system to donate a sick day to a bank or donate sick days to a particular person.

If Meisenburg goes on short-term disability, he will only get 60% of his pay, so he said the donated sick days would be incredibly valuable.

“It’s just one thing less to stress about, obviously, when you are going through treatment,” Meisenburg said.