Margaret Grubb is collecting photos for one of her “bright light” students injured in a house fire March 14.
Grubb taught Katrina Van Winkle at View Royal elementary school up until three months ago when Grubb’s son Joseph was born Dec. 19 – also Van Winkle’s birthday.
“Katrina is a bright light in the classroom,” Grubb said smiling. “She definitely has a very special spirit and can light up any room … She always has a question to ask or something to say.”
Van Winkle was flown to the hospital after she was pulled from a house fire and resuscitated by View Royal firefighters.
In hopes of preserving memories lost in the fire, Grubb has collected about 50 photos and the school purchased a digital frame. She hoped to give the photos to Van Winkle yesterday, but anyone with photos of Van Winkle or her family they can be sent to mgrubb@SD61.bc.ca.