Teen celebrates graduation early with mother just before she die - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Teen celebrates graduation early with mother just before she dies

(SOURCE: Marty Parks) (SOURCE: Marty Parks)
SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) -

Southaven High School officials went out of their way to ensure a dying mother was able to see her son graduate high school.

Dakota Keenan will officially walk and receive his diploma Tuesday. However, his mother was in hospice care and it was her dying wish to see Dakota graduate high school. So, Southaven school officials jumped into action and made her wish come true.

Keenan put on his cap and gown and, in a special graduation ceremony, accepted his diploma with his mom by his side.

Sadly, Keenan's mother died early Monday morning. But, with the help of Southaven High School officials, she was given her dying wish and was able to see Dakota graduate. 

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