Day After Brain Surgery, Elementary School Teacher Reads Bedtime Story to Students on Facebook Live

Just one day after a Pennsylvania teacher had surgery to remove a brain tumor, she hopped on Facebook Live to read her elementary school students a bedtime story and let them know that she was okay.

K.D. Meucci is a fourth grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Last week, she found out she had a brain tumor, though it was “probably benign.” She had surgery to remove the tumor on Wednesday, and on Thursday evening, she read a bedtime story to her students on Facebook Live like she always does — this time from her intensive care unit hospital bed.

“I’m sorry if I look a little weird. I know I look a little weird. I got this black eye going right here because, again, they cut open my head right here to take out my brain tumor,” she told her students.

Meucci created the Facebook Group “Franklin Bedtime Stories” several years back, so when she packed for the hospital, she made sure to include a book. During the Facebook Live, Meucci read the book “Mr. Walker Steps Out” by Lisa Graff and ensured her students that she is doing well.

“You are my friends. You are an important part of our school community. You are an important part of our world. You are loved,” said Meucci. “I wanted to see you, to see that I’m OK. I look a little funky, but I wanted you to see and know that I’m OK.”

As she recovers, Meucci says that doctors think they were able to remove the entire tumor.

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