High school senior battling cancer in hospice receives diploma

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) —  It’s a terrific accomplishment for all teens, but for one high school student in Wisconsin, receiving his diploma was extraordinarily meaningful.

Senior Kirk Robb has not been able to attend school with his classmates. He’s been at Unity Hospice Care after the spread of his cancer.

On Tuesday night, Kirk’s friends, family and teachers surprised him with a graduation ceremony.

The teachers wanted to make sure Kirk had an opportunity to accept his diploma, complete with cap and gown.

“It is important because, I want to know that I actually did something in high school,” Kirk said.

Kirk’s mom, Julie said, “I think it’s great that they came out and supported Kirk and us like that. I didn’t expect this many people, but it was kind of nice that they came out to see Kirk, and it was just great that they came.”

Kirk’s dad, Jim added, “We didn’t know if he’d make it there or not. They made it possible.”

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