Hospital Graduation Fulfills Mom's Dying Wish
Like a typical graduation ceremony, the graduation march played, the graduate wore a cap and gown and all of the school officials were present. But this ceremony took place in an Ohio hospital room in January as a dying wish for the sole graduate's mother. She died the next day.
Family friends made some phone calls on Saturday and within a matter of hours all of the necessary school officials had assembled at Linnabary's bedside along with some family and friends for an official Colerain High School graduation.
"It was important because we realized that this was important to the mother and to the family and so to make this whole situation they had to deal with as easy for them as possible, it was just something that we had to do," Northwest Local School District Superintendent Rick Glatfelter told ABCNews.com.
This is a touching story. Kudos to everyone, but especially to school and county staff who made this possible and make it as "official" and "traditional" as it can get under the circumstances.