Two Local Teachers Raise Awareness to Spread Kindness and Make Change

Author: Brittany Mattie SRQ Daily
Published On: 01/22/2020

When Lauren Hanrahan, a teacher at Englewood Elementary School, shared her recent diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)—a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves—her teacher colleague, Stephanie Ham, did more than provide a shoulder to lean on and a friend to confide in. Ham created a video directed to Ellen DeGeneres to add a Random Act of Kindness to her first-grade classroom bulletin board. That video has been viewed on Facebook more than 16,000 times and nearly 25,000 on Twitter.

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