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Even though COVID-19 has ruined graduation plans this year, a Memphis
Tennessee dad made sure that his daughter received a graduation after obtaining
a degree at Xavier University in Louisiana.

FOX13 reports after seeing his daughter, Gabrielle Pierce upset, and crying for a week because she was unable to walk, Torrence Burson, Pierce’s father decided to throw Pierce a graduation at their home.

“I went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night and said, ‘that’s it. I’m just going to be the graduation here, ” he said.

The graduation included a full stage, presenters, speakers, and neighbors watching in the street. In a statement, Pierce said, “I was just I awe. I was amazed. I couldn’t believe a lot of people showed up. People were driving by yelling congratulations”

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Pierce said her future plans include entering the Air National Guard before going back to school to become an Epidemiologist.