Terminal Six-Year-Old Graduates with High School

Jordan Planitz is a 6-year-old boy in Illinois who is suffering from a terminal disease called MPPH syndrome. According to his mother Deanna, it means that Jordan’s brain is too big for his skull. The six-year-old suffers from seizures and other health issues, but is still a happy, energetic little boy.

Last year, Jordan participated in a program which lets sick kids out of the hospital to run a school for a day reported Alexei Beltyukov. For the day, Jordan got to be the principal for Tri-City High School which is in Buffalo. While acting as principal, Jordan got to meet the students and formed a close bond with the high school seniors. Principal Dustin Day, who is the actual principal of the high school, said that a few seniors came to see him with a request for their big graduation day- they wanted Jordan to be a part of it.

Day and Jordan’s mother both agreed and set everything up for Jordan to graduate with the class of 2015. He had his own cap and gown, which was adorned with the ABC’s on it. He got to sit in the front row with the students and received an honorary diploma when his name was called. The entire crowd gave Jordan a standing ovation as he picked up his diploma.

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