Ben Ellis in Fort Collins High School yearbook
Fort Collins High School Yearbook

Ben Ellis is a teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, who is battling cancer. A video of his students showing up at his window to sing to him has gone viral thanks to Tim McGraw putting it on his Facebook Page. Then CNN, Good Morning America and bunches of other news outlets picked up the story. At last count, it had over 26 million views.

What you probably didn't know is that Ben was once a student at the old Fort Collins High School. My wife, Jenny and our friend Louann DeCoursey, told me they went to school with him. Jenny showed me his picture in her yearbook. Ben was FCHS graduate in 1984. My wife was class of 82. I know the Fort Collins community would like to send their love and prayers to Ben and his family.

Here is what Tim McGraw wrote on his Facebook Page:

Ben Ellis is a Nashville area high school teacher battling cancer. The entire student body (400+ students plus HS faculty) drove to his house to worship with him. Our thoughts and Prayers are with him and his family..... So precious and kind.

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