This Connecticut teacher goes above and beyond the call to help an entire family who has COVID-19.

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Her name is Luciana Lira, and she's a teacher for the Hart Magnet Elementary School in Stamford, and she's just become a new kind of hero during these dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The mother of one of her students was seriously ill and pregnant. She was also suffering from the COVID-19 virus and had to be rushed to Stamford Hospital, according to Thankfully, Baby Neysel was born healthy after an emergency C-section.

Not only did his mom, Zully, have the virus, but so did his dad, Marvin, and his brother, Junior. Baby Neysel couldn't possibly go home. According to, that's when Luciana Lira received a frantic call from the baby's mom saying she had no one else to turn to. That's when Lira became Connecticut's latest hero when she made the decision to become Baby Neysel's temporary guardian until the entire family has recovered from the virus.



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