Teacher Who Was Serenaded By 400 Students After Halting Cancer Treatment Has Died
Ben Ellis was treated to a chorus of hundreds of voices when his heartbroken students heard he'd stopped treating his aggressive cancer.
A Tennessee school teacher who was serenaded by hundreds of students outside his home after they learned he'd discontinued cancer treatment has died.
Ben Ellis opened his window earlier this month to the sight and sounds of 400 students who'd just received devastating news about their beloved Latin and bible study teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville.
A year after a his cancer diagnosis, Ellis broke the news that he would be discontinuing treatment. He died on Friday, according to Nate Morrow, the school's headmaster.
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The students showed up to Ellis's house because "our students and faculty wanted to express their love for someone who has significantly changed their lives. Our high school principal stopped class, loaded theb buses, and went," the school said in a statement.
In a video provided by the Christ Presbyterian Academy, Ellis and his wife could be seen looking down at the uplifting scene, and singing along to the hymns of praise and worship.
"It was beautiful to see students surround him with this display of love and comfort," Morrow told InsideEdition.com. "Every single person there felt the power and weight of the experience."
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Although students missed exams and homework to join Ellis in prayer, Morrow said, "What was learned that day, cannot be taught in a classroom."
According a statement from the school, Ellis himself had five children who currently attend Christ Presbyterian Academy.
The moving tribute even attracted the attention of country singer Tim McGraw, who reposted the video to his own Facebook page, and wrote: "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."
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