School Fulfills Mother's Dying Wish to See Son Graduate

Christine Erickson

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.

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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.

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