Scott Dunn Woke Up from a Coma and Had Missed His High School Graduation, but His Class had Something Special Lined Up.
Just a few days before his high school graduation, Scott Dunn was in a serious car crash that had him in a medically-induced coma for many days. When he awoke, he asked his mother what day it was, and the disappointment set in at missing his big day. The commencement ceremony for East Juniata High School in McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, had been a couple of days prior. In an interview, Scott admits to never having been a particularly strong student so his graduation meant a lot to him.
Thankfully, his disappointment was short-lived as his school and classmates had been planning a special ceremony for Scott while he was recovering.
After hearing of Scott's recovery and release from the hospital, principal Benjamin Fausey called the family up to tell them that they "wanted to do something special" for Scott. It was already many weeks into their summer break, but on June 14th, that something special happened. Half of Scott's entire graduating class showed up in their caps and gowns to recreate the entire graduation ceremony just for him.
"I don’t know how to even explain it," he said. "I’m speechless to know that this many people are behind me."
Scott led the processional to Pomp and Circumstance, and after a few comments
to commemorate the special event, walked across the stage by himself to receive his diploma. The auditorium erupted in cheers.
Following the commencement, all of the recent grads circled around Dunn and threw their caps into the air together which served as both a gesture of celebration at the accomplishment but also a celebration of a life saved. Watch below for part of Scott's heartfelt interview:
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