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November 20, 2016 - als

Kellie Cowan reports

Posted:Nov 18 2016 04:28PM EST

Updated:Nov 18 2016 06:40PM EST

– Students and teachers during Steinbrener High School in Lutz are rallying behind one of their own.

History clergyman Michael Leist was diagnosed 10 months ago with ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The illness is already holding a fee on his body, many noticeably his outspoken chords. As he and his family ready for his conflict with ALS, his Steinbrenner High family is pitching in to help.

They took their quarrel to a margin in a diversion for a ages – teachers vs students kickball diversion – and both sides during are battling it out opposite a same enemy. ALS is a deadly illness that’s aggressive one of their own.

“It’s unfair,” a tyro said. “It’s unequivocally loyal that it always happens to a good people. If we had to collect one chairman who it wouldn’t occur to, it’d be Mr. Leist.”

The students and teachers know what lies forward for Mr. Leist won’t be easy. On Friday, a whole propagandize packaged a stands for a gift kickball game, lifting some-more than $13,000 to assistance Mr. Leist and his family with medical expenses.

The illness has already begun to take divided his speech, yet Leist isn’t vouchsafing it take divided a thing he loves most: his life during Steinbrenner High School, where his 3 daughters attend and his wife, Lisabeth also works as a teacher.

“The love, it’s really humbling,” Leist told FOX 13 News.

“When we initial got out a diagnosis, we said, ‘Wow, what do we wish to do?’ And he said, ‘I wish to keep doing what we love,’” Lisabeth said.

Mr. Leist continues to learn during Steinbrenner, yet he’s not certain how most longer he’ll be able, yet over his amicable studies and AP  history lessons, he hopes days like this learn a students something even bigger.

“It’s not only about me. It’s about what we can do together when there are people in need,” Leist said.

For some-more info on how to assistance Mr. Leist and his family, revisit a Keys to Kindness website during www.keystokindness.org.

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