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Teacher reads to her fourth-grade students on Facebook Live one day after BRAIN SURGERY

Teacher reads a bedtime story to her fourth-grade students on Facebook Live just one day after having BRAIN SURGERY to let them know she is ‘OK’

  • K.D. Meucci, a teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, had surgery to remove a brain tumor on October 13
  • The next evening, the 39-year-old read Mr. Walker Steps Out by Lisa Graff to her fourth-graders on Facebook Live  
  • Meucci used the story to reassure her students that she would be well soon, saying: ‘I want you to know that I love you and I miss you’ 
  • Doctors believe they removed all of the tumor, and she’s continuing to recover


A dedicated teacher from Pennsylvania read a bedtime story to her students on Facebook Live just one day after she had brain surgery. 

K.D. Meucci, 39, underwent a procedure to remove a brain tumor on October 13, but she refused to miss her weekly storytime with her students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park. 

The next evening, she hosted a Facebook Live for her fourth-graders and read a library book to them from her hospital bed in the intensive care unit, WTAE-TV reported. 

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Procedure: K.D. Meucci, a teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, had surgery to remove a brain tumor on October 13

Dedicated: The next evening, the 39-year-old read Mr. Walker Steps Out by Lisa Graff to her students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on Facebook Live

Dedicated: The next evening, the 39-year-old read Mr. Walker Steps Out by Lisa Graff to her students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School on Facebook Live 

So sweet: Meucci used the story to reassure her students that she would be well soon, saying: 'I want you to know that I love you and I miss you'

So sweet: Meucci used the story to reassure her students that she would be well soon, saying: ‘I want you to know that I love you and I miss you’

Meucci created Franklin Bedtime Stories — a closed Facebook group — years ago as a place for teachers and students to have live readings every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. 

‘Of course I packed a book,’ she told her students during her post-surgery reading. ‘I knew I would be here on Thursday night, so I packed a book from the library.’ 

The teacher opted to read Mr. Walker Steps Out by Lisa Graff, which is about a human-shaped figure who lives inside a traffic signal box and tells people when they can safely cross the street. 

Meucci used the story to reassure her students that she would be returning to her classroom as soon as she can.  

Big news: Meucci found out that she had a brain tumor, which she was told was 'probably benign,' a week before the surgery

Big news: Meucci found out that she had a brain tumor, which she was told was ‘probably benign,’ a week before the surgery

Success: Meucci's doctors believe they removed all of the tumor, and she's continuing to recover

Success: Meucci’s doctors believe they removed all of the tumor, and she’s continuing to recover

‘Most importantly, I wanted to see you, [for you] to see that I’m OK. I look a little funky, but I wanted you to see it and know that I’m OK,’ she said. 

‘I want you to know that I love you and I miss you, and I know you’re going to have a great day tomorrow, strong and brave, and I’m proud of you, Ben Franklin, so you have a good night.’ 

Meucci found out that she had a brain tumor, which she was told was ‘probably benign,’ a week before the surgery. 

She told WTAE-TV that her doctors believe they removed all of the tumor, and she is continuing to recover. 

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