A senior class in McAlisterville, Pennsylvania got two graduations.
Just days before the original graduation, senior Scott Dunn was heading to a track meet when he got into a serious car crash. Doctors put him into a medically induced coma in order to save his life. He missed his graduation.
When he woke up, Dunn’s first realization was that he missed his big day.
“I remember waking up in the hospital and asking my mom what day it was. She told me it was the 28th,” he said. “First thing I said, I looked at her and said, ‘I missed my graduation’,” Dunn told ABC27.
“Couple days later, Mr. Fausey,” the school’s principal, Scott’s mom Karen said, “called us and said to us that everybody wanted to do something special for him.”
“There’s only one high school graduation that people get,” Benjamin Fausey said. “To me, this is the least that we can do.”
Last week, more than half of his class gathered back at the school donning their caps and gowns, but this time only Scott’s name was called. When he walked across the stage, the audience erupted.
“I’m speechless,” Scott said. “I don’t know how to even explain it. I’m speechless to know that this many people are behind me.”