12-year-old Rose McGrath just defeated cancer. That should have been wonderful news and it was, but just after it was found that she had defeated leukemia, she was kicked out of her school.
Rose was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. For two and a half years, she has been subjected to chemotherapy. Because of that, she has missed a lot of school.
Rather than do the Christian thing, though, her Catholic school sent her a letter saying that because of her attendance and academic record (despite everything, she was passing), she was no longer welcomed at St. Joseph Middle School.
“I didn’t do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me,” Rose said.
“Even though she’s now done with her treatment you still have a very long recovery process because you’ve basically just put two and a half years of poison into your body. you’re not recovering overnight,” said Rose’s mother Barbara McGrath.
Over the two and a half years, school was the place where Rose felt normal and now she’s lost that.
The school argued that:
“These were extraordinary circumstances, but so many accommodations were made we felt eventually it became a point where we really had to help Rose, by being able to make sure that she was getting the assistance that she needed and to learn,” said Father John Fleckenstein, with Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.
Very Christian of them.
Here’s the video:
Featured image via WWMT video.