SEALE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man affected by late-stage most cancers received to see his son graduate from highschool with assist from faculty officers and his household.
Mike Bowden had stage 4 liver and bile duct most cancers that will have made it unimaginable for him to attend his son’s commencement from Russell County Excessive Faculty in Seale, Alabama close to the Georgia border, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Friday.
So his spouse, Jessie, requested highschool assistant principal Christopher Baker whether or not she might borrow a cap and robe to conduct a ceremony at house. She additionally requested Baker whether or not he could be prepared to attend and hand a faux diploma to her and Mike Bowden’s son, additionally Michael Bowden.
Faculty directors agreed, and so they and the household stunned the elder Bowden with a commencement ceremony on April 25.
“’Mike Bowden, you might be invited to the commencement of Michael David Bowden Jr.,’” Jessie Bowden recalled asserting as faculty officers in commencement robes marched in whereas a recording of “Pomp and Circumstance” performed.
Tears welled up in his eyes.
“He didn’t know what to say,” Jessie Bowden mentioned, “however the look on his face was priceless.”
Principal Tonya Keene gave Michael Bowden Jr. his actual diploma. Mike Bowden Sr. died at house on Could 9, two weeks earlier than the official commencement. He was 64.
“I do know he died a really proud daddy,” Jessie Bowden mentioned.
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