17 year-old Evie Shumaker was going to have her graduation ceremony on May 31. However, her teachers at Newark Digital Academy in Ohio decided to organize her graduation a month earlier so that Evue's mother, 57 year-old Melissa Shumaker would attend it. Melissa has late-stage cancer and is being treated at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Graduation was held in a hospital room the sign at the entrance of which said: "We only speak about life in this room." The ceremony was emotional and Melissa cried after the ceremony because she was able to see her daughter graduate. She was full with pride and joy that day.