The effort of a father is an act that frequently goes unnoticed and that not all his children recognize, since many assure that this is their job, so they have no choice. However, many forget that it is due to his teachings and values that they became the people they are, but above all, that they are always there when they are needed.
That is something that Caleb Woodrum, the protagonist of this moving story, knows very well, because to recognize all the sacrifice and love with which his mother brought him forward, he decided to advance his graduation ceremony and celebrate it in front of the hospital bed. where she was hospitalized so she could see him graduate before he died. The moment moved millions of users on networks.
Due to his mother’s delicate state of health, Caleb, a senior at Blanchard High School in Oklahoma, United States, chose to advance his graduation. With the permission of the directors of the educational institution, the young man delivered his recognition surrounded by his relatives at the Integris Health Southwest Medical Center, where his mother was hospitalized.
According to Caleb’s testimony, his mother had been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for more than a decade, which is why, in the last six years, he had cared for her and was always on the lookout for taking her to her appointments. medical.
He received his diploma in the intensive care room where his mother was hospitalized, to fulfill the dream of seeing him graduate. pic.twitter.com/0SYaxlAkax
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She didn’t really tell anyone. She just wanted us to be strong. It was very surreal. It was something I couldn’t have imagined…but I’m glad I was able to make that memory with her. There was not a dry eye in that room.
However, her mother’s state of health worsened considerably, but motivated by her maternal love, the woman chose not to tell her relatives anything so as not to worry them, since her only wish was that they remain strong in the face of the situation and not cause them pain or grief by informing them of their illness.
Given the delicate situation of her mother, both the student community and the hospital organized to advance the graduation, since it was likely that the woman would not survive until May, the month in which the ceremony would take place. Unfortunately, the woman herself died hours after the delivery of her son’s certificate took place.
According to what was shared by the hospital staff, the graduation was impromptu, as it was organized in less than 24 hours, since they had to contemplate the access of people to the room due to the fact that Caleb’s mother was in intensive care and her condition health was serious, so everyone was moved and grateful to have made it possible for the young man to graduate in the presence of his mother.