Boy graduates from high school. His mother has cancer. Special ceremony held in her hospital room. Get out the Kleenex

From Good Morning America:

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.

Jennifer Linnabary’s last wish after a four-year battle with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare blood cancer, was to see her son Ben graduate from high school.

“We knew that my mom wasn’t doing well at all and the last thing she wanted to see before she passed away was my brother graduating,” Linnabary’s daughter Becca Asimus told

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

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