Pass the tissues.
PS22 out of Staten Island, New York turned country music fans’ heads when they performed Garth Brooks‘ 2014 single “People Loving People.” Between their angelic voices and fiery passion, the fifth graders at the elementary school on Long Island touched hearts nationwide.
Now, the talented chorus of pre-teens is back, this time with a dedication to one of their very own PS22 family members — teacher Adriana Lopez. Mrs. Lopez was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, so the children and their director, Gregg Breinberg, chose a song to show how much her fighting spirit has inspired them.
As Mrs. Lopez looked on, the sixty-five students who make up the chorus put their emotion behind Martina McBride‘s powerful “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” a song that tells the story of a cancer stricken wife and her caring husband. With the vocal assistance of director Breinberg, the children brought Mrs. Lopez to tears as they serenaded her with their supportive words and held pink flowers in the air in her honor.
This is a MUST SEE video that will bring you to your knees. We wish Mrs. Lopez the best during her treatment and look forward to the next video that celebrates her fighting story of survival.
Mr. Breinberg and children of PS22, you are special beyond words. Please don’t ever stop sharing your spirits and talents with the world.