“It’s amazing,” commented Adam Wright, moments before receiving his diploma. The 18-year-old was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the bones. His twin, Timothy, died a year earlier from a type of blood cancer.
No one knows how long life will last, so it is important to enjoy every second to the fullest. It’s a very hard situation when young people must face fatal diagnoses at their young age because they feel like they haven’t fulfilled their purpose in this world. However, they try to make their short time left on earth count.
Adam Wright is a case in point. The 18-year-old was suffering from terminal cancer, but he still enjoyed one of his last important moments in life: his high school graduation.
According to KNWA, this young man from Rogers, Arkansas, had just enough time to celebrate his graduation with his classmates and family on November 18.
Adam was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the bones, mainly in the ribs and neck area. The advanced stage of his disease caused him great pain, but despite this, he remained smiling throughout the ceremony.
The young man was wheeled to the ceremony, where he said a few words to describe how excited he was to finally graduate after such a long time because of his illness.
“It’s incredible, I thought this day would never come, but at the same time, I feel like this day has gone by so fast,” he commented.
Everything was organized in advance by the school itself, Rogers High School, as well as by Highlands Oncology, where Adam is a patient. Just as his family and friends had been looking forward to, the young man was finally able to receive his diploma.
However, not everyone was able to attend. Adam’s twin, Timothy, passed away at the age of 17 after a diagnosis of blood cell cancer. His death occurred a few months before Adam learned he had cancer.