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.
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