Bessemer teacher proves doctors wrong, returns to school

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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s back to school today for one Bessemer City Schools teacher! And some will call it a miracle.

Libra Scott gave birth to her son last May on Mother’s Day. Just a few days later, she suffered a heart attack, her c-section incision ripped open and her kidneys were failing. She was in a coma for almost three days. The doctors told her family she may not make it.

Dr. LaKeshya George, principal of Charles F. Hard Elementary, said, “After knowing that doctors had already shared with her family and they shared with me, they would be surprised if she returned to work within 3 years. Many don’t like for us to talk about it, but I knew it was the power of God.”

Renna Soles Scott, board member for District 3, said, “When you hear and you have a great educator in your school that’s teaching and moving the learning of students forward, I am more than happy to have her back.”

Scott was able to pull through and doctors were amazed by her speedy recovery. She’s ready to get back to her fourth graders and start teaching.

“It’s definitely a calling. You can have all the degrees behind your name, that is all well and good, but you’ve got to have that heart for it. That love. That drive. That desire for it. At the end of the day, in the past all my students when the alarm goes off to go home, they are still sitting there waiting for me to give them more. So I want to continue that again,” she said.

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