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Moody Strong: High school shows support for principal recovering from stroke

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Moody High School principal, Dr. Sandra Clement, is the essence of Trojan pride.

When she suffered a stroke last month, Moody High School students and staff were devastated.

“They were really worried and they wanted to make sure she was going to be OK,” said Moody High School assistant principal, Monica Benavides.

“Dr. Clement is the heart of our school and it's just different not seeing her smile every day in the hallways,” said Jordan Meza, a senior at Moody.

“Her not being here is just kind of like quiet, and it's weird because you don't have her energy spreading around,” said Madelyn Perez, another Moody senior.

Luckily, doctors caught her stroke early. Call it Moody magic,as she has no brain damage and is currently rehabilitating at Avila Physical therapy.

Today, the students arranged a surprise visit. When they arrived the happy tears began to flow. 

“I miss you guys so much,” Dr. Clement cried.

The bond these students share with their principal is undeniable.

“You all just made my whole day. I've just been so sad missing y'all...just so sad,” Clement added. 

Like any good educator, Dr. Clement still had some questions.

“Look at you guys. Who took you out of class?!?” Clement asked.

Dr. Anthony Avila of Avila Physical Therapy expects her to make a full recovery. This is good news for her students and staff. 

“She’s  doing great, she's got a ton of support behind her, Dr. Avila said. "She's got a strong will, so she's a fighter!!.” 

Some student's that couldn't make the trip had a message for Dr. Clement: 

“Stay strong and we are all waiting for you to come back and we love you,” senior Daniel Garcia said.

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