School Fulfills Mother's Dying Wish to See Son Graduate

Mashable

Jennifer Linnabary's dying wish to see her son graduate was granted with a little help from the school. Ben Linnabary of Colerain High School received an early diploma on February 2 at the hospital's critical care unit, where his mother died a day later from lymphoma.

[More from Mashable: Shrouded in Viral Mystery, Kai the Hitchhiker Gains a Cult Following]

The early ceremony was attended by family, friends, school faculty and one of the district's superintendents. Ben wore a gown, threw his cap and received his diploma all within feet of his mother. They even played the "Pomp and Circumstance March" to make the celebrations feel more authentic.

Watch the moving ceremony in the YouTube video above, filmed by Barking Squirrel Media.

[More from Mashable: Fan Kisses Soccer God Messi After Rushing Field]

BONUS: 10 Inspiring Celebrity Commencement Speeches on YouTube

Click here to view the gallery: 10 Inspiring Celebrity Commencement Speeches on YouTube

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, here.

View Comments (4)