Montana Man's Dying Want Comes True with Son's Shock Excessive College Commencement

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A Montana man’s dying want — to see his son graduate from highschool — has come true in what he mentioned was the very best day of his life.

John Raines, 49, was instructed a yr and a half in the past by docs that he solely had a yr left to stay due to his terminal mind most cancers, CBS Information studies.

John is aware of that his time left is restricted, however is hoping to outlive in order that he can see his son Blake graduate from Billings West Excessive College.

“So I can see my child graduate,” John instructed CBS Information. “What mum or dad doesn’t wish to see it.”

John added that Blake has all the time been “particular” to him as a result of he “was 5 months untimely when he was born. They didn’t know if he was going to even breathe. He’s been particular his complete life.”

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John’s ex-wife Pam Rudolph instructed the outlet that she knew John won’t stay till Might, so she organized a particular shock together with her son’s college — an early commencement ceremony only for Blake and John, full with the college band, balloons and the requisite cap and robe.

“He didn’t have any concept the band can be taking part in and this was actually occurring only for him and for Blake,” Pam instructed CBS Information.

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Blake mentioned the hug he acquired from his dad after he obtained his diploma was “in all probability the very best hug” he’s ever gotten from his dad, and plans to spend as a lot time with John as potential.

“I began desirous about every thing. How a lot time I had. What I might do. I’m simply going to spend as a lot time with him as I can,” the highschool senior mentioned. “After I acquired my diploma, and I went down and hugged him, simply felt so good. It’s in all probability the very best hug he’s ever given me.”

“The very best day of my life,” John mentioned of the emotional ceremony. “Folks will make you cheerful. Actual comfortable.”

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