Friday, March 16, 2012
"She makes everybody feel special because she wants to bring out the best in everyone," said Victoria Manning, principal at Pleasant Valley Middle School.
The teacher, who makes others feel special, got a special surprise at school.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on an inservice day, Kelli Frazier thought she was coming outside for a fire drill. To her surprise, more than a hundred people wearing pink gave her a thunderous applause.
Frazier was surprised to see her friends and co-workers at Pleasant Valley Middle School.
"She has just inspired me, personally, to realize how precious life is. It's not a matter of what you have, it's what you do with it. I know she inspires her students and her co-workers every single day," said Gwen Prichard, friend.
"Everyone here is rooting for her and everyone here cares about her," said Becky Sailor, teacher. "We just want to make sure that she knows that and she feels it."
Frazier said she felt it.
She was moved to tears, seeing her friends, family, co-workers, and volunteers from the Guardians of the Ribbon. Everyone was there to honor Frazier who is battling cancer for the second time.
"This has been a five or six year battle for me. I've said from the very beginning, that I've always had lots and lots of support from friends and family," said Frazier.
Her friends organized the surprise visit and treated her to a day at a local spa.
Frazier said she is grateful to be able to witness all the love and support she gets from those around her.
"People give up so much to support me and help me and I'm lucky. I don't know if anyone could be luckier than me. I have great friends. I have great family. And I have a great community," said Frazier.