Mary Stammen was all smiles as she positioned backpacks throughout the fitness center flooring at Peter Boe Elementary in Mayville.
However on the similar time—the Particular Schooling instructor was preventing again unhappiness.
“I might somewhat have Ann doing this with me then me doing this in honor of her, as a result of that is what Ann is all about,” stated Stammen.
However, on the age of 30, Ann Nelson’s generosity to the world was reduce brief by the September 11 terrorist assaults. It was simply her fourth day of labor within the tower—or what she known as “The highest of the world.”
Ann had simply taken a fast journey residence and spent the weekend with Stammen.
“I got here into the workplace and I noticed it on tv and began counting the flooring, she advised me the weekend earlier than she was on the 104th flooring,” stated Stammen.
Ann’s private belongings have been despatched again to her household in Stanley—together with her pc.
“There was this one icon that stated ‘Prime one hundred,’ and her mother didn’t click on on it for some time, as a result of she thought it was her favourite songs,” stated Stammen.
It wasn’t a music playlist—however a bucket record.
“Her listing was not the standard listing of a 30 yr previous. Her listing had extra to do with giving to others,” stated Stammen.
Like quantity six on the listing—Nepal.
“I feel Nepal was simply a type of locations she needed to go,” stated Stammen.
Ann did not journey for leisure, however to make a distinction. Whereas she will not bodily do this—her legacy lives on. With a push from Mary, some elementary college students in Mayville needed to assist accomplish the bucket record that Ann left behind.
“I feel if we begin educating them at this age about caring and compassion then as they develop it can develop into second nature to them,” stated Mayville Kindergarten instructor Shelly Murphy.
They selected to assist youngsters like them hundreds of miles away who go to high school every day with out backpacks.
“I felt dangerous for them since they’ve to hold their books and did not have a bus to get them to high school,” stated third grader Danica Freeberg.
Via numerous fundraisers, the youngsters got here up with 4 thousand dollars. And now, 200 backpacks are headed to Nepal—together with letters from the scholars in Mayville to their new buddies whom they’ve by no means met.
“It will be actually loopy as a result of 200 is an enormous quantity and backpacks are massive,” stated Freeberg.
“It might be enjoyable to listen to what they’re doing over there,” stated Freeberg.
And what would Ann would take into consideration all of this?
What do you assume Anne would take into consideration this at the moment as she seems to be down?
“I can not…