Teri Fisher had a goal in mind as she battled Stage IV cancer last fall. She wanted to survive long enough to see her son, Austin, graduate from Carrollton High School.
Her cancer went into remission in early March, and her goal will be realized thanks to the power of the Internet and a loyal community.
Austin, 17, had been told by school principals that he would not be participating in the commencement ceremony in May because he had 16 unexcused absences in the first semester — two more than the amount allowed by the district.
The reason? He was his mother’s caretaker as she fought breast cancer.
The varsity baseball player has enough credits to graduate, and he will, but the district appeared to be taking the hard line by not allowing him to walk with his classmates.
They have since recanted and are allowing him to walk. However they are not allowing this brave kid attend the prom. He needs the support of America. We can change things for him when we speak our minds.