We’re getting a double-dose of the graduation awesome this week! I write this on the eve of Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s graduation from high school and the inspiring speech he will give. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to see it online somewhere soon.
Earlier this week, ABC News featured Eric Duquette, salutatorian at Smithfield High School in Rhode Island. Grab some Kleenex, cry some inspired and happy tears, and read on when you’re done.
You can read more about him and his family’s amazing story on the ABC News site.
And, of course, I’m still reminded of my dream about the J-Man, and I still get that good kind of tears.
So thanks for being awesome, Eric and Jeremy. You both inspire us, you’ve put down a trail for us to follow, and you’ve shown us how determination, love, and hope are stronger than every challenge before us. We’re proud of you, your families, and the supporting casts of hundreds and thousands who’ve walked with you along the way.