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Flash Mob Serenades Globe Park Teacher

Well-wishers show support as Tammy Lamberto Roy prepares for cancer treatment in Boston.

A flash mob gathered at Tammy Lamberto Roy's Home to support her cancer fight Dec. 12. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
A flash mob gathered at Tammy Lamberto Roy's Home to support her cancer fight Dec. 12. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
They gathered as dark and the mercury fell in Mount St. Charles' parking lots Thursday, then hundreds of students, teachers, friends and well-wishers marched down Mount St. Charles Avenue, cheering and playing music.

At the home of Tammy Lamberto Roy, they stopped, waving signs, lights and candles, and performed a flash mob dance to Katy Perry's "Roar". 

"I went two days without crying," Lamberto Roy said to the crowd, smiling.

"She's a true Woonsocket Rocket," said Roxanne Corey, who estimated there were about 275 people gathered for the flash mob, which Theatre Arts teacher Jennifer Maiello started organizing two days ago.

Joanna Daoseng, 17, a WHS student, volunteered over the summer helping students with Lamberto Roy. She said she's an energetic person, very good with kids.

Nine years ago, said Tricia L'Esperance, secretary at Hamlet Middle School, Lamberto Roy beat breast cancer, with a mastectomy, chemo-therapy and reconstructive surgery. Tammy went on to meet the love of her life, marry and successfully give birth to a little girl, Mia, who will be 4 in May, Maiello said.

This year's annual WHS benefit Nov. 23 was for another cancer patient, Amy Zimmerman Duggan, a former Occupational Therapist at Woonsocket Schools, in which Lamberto Roy was a prime mover and performer, as she is in all of the benefits, L'Esperance said.

Twelve days later, Lamberto Roy was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. "She has always opened her heart to any and everyone in need. We want to show our support for her as she goes to Boston this Friday for her treatment," L'Esperance wrote.  

Robin Crane December 12, 2013 at 08:55 PM
This was such a positive thing for an amazing woman. Tammy is a fighter and she has so many people praying for her and that love her.

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