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.

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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”

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