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Grandmother witnesses suprise graduation for grandson before she dies

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Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors, but one McAdory High School student's graduation came early.

"Not many people have graduated in our family," said senior Jordan Mason. "And I told her I wasn't going to give up on it no matter what happened."

Mason's grandmother, who raised him, was diagnosed with cancer. Wednesday, doctors gave her three days to live, so his principal, teachers, friends and family organized a surprise graduation that afternoon.

"I went outside and saw all my friends pull up, and I started balling in tears," said Mason. "And then when they left, something hit me. I said she's going to go tonight."

His grandmother died that evening.

"She actually lived to see him graduate," said teacher Suzanne Freeman. "And I knew from being her friend for years and years and years that that was important to her."

Mason plans to be a firefighter in Tuscaloosa.


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