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Mayra Cruz is a loving single mother of three wonderful children, Michelle, Kenny, and Michael. Her passion is her family and teaching young students to excel and have the tools to move all students up to the next level of their education. This is a challenging position due to the school she work's at. The majority of children are kids of migrant worker's in the farming town of Immokalee, with little or no understanding of the English language. Mayra has earned respect with all her peers due to her dedication and love for teaching young minds. Not only does she work with the children during normal school hours, she teaches after school classes Monday through Thursday to help students reach their goals.
On February 4, 2016 Mayra left for work to teach her kids at Lake Trafford Elementary School in Immokalee. Approximately around 8:00 am she was found on the floor unconscious in her office by a co-worker. Her co-worker immediately called for help and Mayra was rushed to the nearest hospital. While in transport Mayra started to have complications and they diverted her to Naples Community Hospital Downtown for treatment.
Upon her arrival at NCH in Naples she was rushed into emergency surgery. Family and friends arrived and learned Mayra suffered a major brain aneurysm.