Friday, February 21, 2014

High School Senior Battling Brain Tumor Gets Special Graduation

18 year old Dom Hooks might not live to see graduation. The high school senior has been battled cancer for several years and it has now spread to his brain. Doctors told him he might not live until graduation. So, his classmates in Federal Way, WA organized a special graduation for him last night complete with caps and gowns. Many of Dom's teachers spoke at the graduation and one started fighting back tears before Dom started cheering in the audience and made her laugh. The teacher said, "I've learned that the fact that you are ill might be about the least important and least interesting thing that there is to know about you."

13 comments:

FrenchGirl said...

awesomely sad

Leekalicious said...

It's good to know there are at least some supportive people left in some good schools...if every child were treated like this it would be such a different world.

Getovahyourself said...

Soooo many kids with cancer. It's so sad. I read about a girl with a rare lymphoma on DM yesterday. It breaks my heart for their loved ones.

auntliddy said...

Humans can be as awesome as they are awful. And good journey my friend, good journey to the next world.

Sunny said...

Beautifully said, Aunt Liddy. I hope his final days are filled with love and free of pain

Meanie Reese said...

:'( Fuck cancer.

Peace and light to you, Dom.

auntliddy said...

Fuck cancer indeed, meanie.

detown359 said...

Great story, Enty, and thanks for sharing early in the day.

CanadianMiss said...

I dont think I can watch this right now. :(

Jeri said...

There are still selfless beautiful people out there. Bravo to all of these folks. Spreading love & joy just cause it's the right thing to do.

Pink Cashmere said...

Holy shiz, I'm getting my hair done and crying in the chair! Damn.

dee123 said...

Sorry but if i was this close to dying the last thing i'd be doing is going to freakin' school.

LogDog said...

I want to work at KING 5