Originally posted on theGrio:
A special graduation ceremony was held Monday at Kilgore High School in Texas for Lynzee Ford, who is battling cancer.
The 17-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in January, according to KLTV. After five rounds of chemotherapy, doctors told the young student she has about four months to live.
The school’s gym was filled with Kilgore residents and mayor, as well as Ford’s family and friends.
“It’s a culmination of kindergarten through twelve years of education for her, and a life of memories with her and her classmates. Lynzee is one of the strongest people I know, and she’s taught us a lot about family and fighting and never giving up,” Kilgore teacher and assistant coach Kathy Mehringer said during the ceremony, according to KLTV.
“Graduation is a right of passage for every high school student,” Ford’s mother told KETK. “Just like prom is, your…
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