A Florida public school teacher who was undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer was in need of just 20 extra sick days to complete his treatment.
Robert Goodman, who is a history teacher at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, had already used up all his 38 allocated sick days from his job, so he reached out to his friends and followers on Facebook for help.
The post soon went viral and was shared more than 2,000 times. Miraculously, within four days, the 56 year had been donated enough sick days to cover an entire semester.
Altogether, thanks to fellow teachers, staff members, administrators and lunchroom workers who contribute to the Flordia retirement system, Goodman was left with 75 sick days.