Members of the PS22 Chorus attend The Trevor Project's 2013 "TrevorLIVE" Event on June 17, 2013 in New York City.
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By Katy Osborn
July 22, 2015

The kids in the chorus at PS 22 have an annual tradition for their last practice: they perform a song with their director, Gregg Breinberg. But this year the Staten Island elementary school choir went for a tearjerker, singing Martina McBride’s cancer-anthem “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” to a teacher recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Teacher Adriana Lopez, who can be seen in the video watching the group of fifth-graders serenade her from a seat on the bleachers, was wise enough to bring a wad of tissues to the performance.

This isn’t the first time the PS 22 chorus has gone viral pulling on our heartstrings: their popular YouTube channel, which now has close to 70 million views, featured a tribute to the the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting back in 2012.

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