5/22/14 – 5:25 A.M.
You can usually expect a few tears at a kindergarten graduation, but there might not have been a dry eye in the house at Ottawa Elementary’s ceremony last week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Rhianna Moreno, who suffered severe injuries in a day-after-Christmas crash in 2012, was able to walk and get her diploma.
Moreno was a kindergartner when the crash happened. Her injuries required the amputation of her right leg, and she missed the rest of the school year. Moreno was able to re-enroll this school year. She was all smiles as she walked the longest distance she had in quite some time to collect her graduation papers.
The first-responders who rescued Rhianna and her family members never knew what happened to the girl following the crash. When they heard she was back in school they requested to attend the graduation ceremony. Sure enough they were on hand for last Thursday’s festivities in their dress uniforms.
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