Powhatan High School in Powhatan, Virginia, held a very meaningful and memorable private graduation ceremony for a student, whose mom was told she only had a week to live.
Abby was set to graduate from Powhatan High School, but instead of graduating the conventional way in a hall with all her friends, she had a much more meaningful graduation ceremony.
Abby’s mom found out she had stage four Esophageal Cancer about three months ago.
So her high school wanted to make sure her mom could see her graduate before she passed away.
My mother was diagnosed with stage four Esophageal Cancer three months ago. She was told Monday that she will only have a week to live due to her kidneys failing, so my school planned a graduation so that she can see me graduate. Thank you @PowhatanHS & @BrooksAnnS for this🎓❤️ pic.twitter.com/g6ZDGLdDUF
— abby🔅 (@princessabbyyyy) March 27, 2019
Last week, her mom was informed by her doctor that she had just one more week to live as her kidneys were failing.
Abby’s principal, Mike Massa and some of her teachers decided to hold the graduation ceremony in her mom’s hospital room.
They wanted Abby’s mom to attend and witness her daughter’s big day—graduating from high school.
Abby’s other family members also came along and they took the sweetest photos together to mark the special moment.
Her mom looks so proud of her!
Sadly, her mom passed away the next morning.
UPDATE: 10:22 this morning my mom passed away. She was a great strong woman and everyday I will strive to be half the women she was. Rest in peace mom, I love you💛 https://t.co/C3vrlE9DsR
— abby🔅 (@princessabbyyyy) March 28, 2019
“10:22 this morning my mom passed away. She was a great strong woman and everyday I will strive to be half the women she was. Rest in peace mom, I love you,” Abby wrote on Twitter.
Powhatan High School’s heartwarming gesture has left many in tears, as they gave Abby the greatest gift of all.
Powhatan County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Jones sent his condolences to Abby and thanked Principal Mike Massa and the other teachers for what they did.
‘Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Thank you [Principal Mike Massa], Ms Baltimore and Mrs. Smith for arranging this special moment for the family,” he said.
Death is a sad but inevitable part of life, especially when we lose our loved ones. Our thoughts are with Abby and her family. We wish her and her family well and all the best in what they do.
Well done Powhatan High for their beautiful gesture!
Credit: Sunny Skyz