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A Dad’s Dying Wish Fulfilled

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A father in Alabama's dying wish was to see his son graduate, and that wish was granted.

Graduation day is a milestone for kids and their parents. But what if an illness threatened your chance to see your child get their diploma?

That's the case at a high school in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Greg Woods is in the final stages of COPD and his only wish, to see his son graduate.

Woods didn't think he'd make it to his son Kyle's high school graduation, but when principal Barbara Snyder heard Woods wasn't expected to live much longer, she agreed to give Kyle his diploma early,

Woods, a resident of Kimberly, Alabama, is in the final stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, so family, friends and classmates organized a special ceremony to honor the Woods family.

"Looking out there and seeing him smile meant more to me than anything, really," Kyle Woods told CNN.

That full CNN article is here.

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