GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - It was a father's wish to see his oldest son graduate high school. Doctors told him that likely wouldn't happen. But it motivated the school to make graduation happen a little sooner.
Tony Tran has lived a full
But more recently, he has been battling liver cancer and
There was the same pomp and circumstance of graduation, even if it was only for one student, Mill Creek senior David Tran.
"He's always wanted to see me graduate," said David Tran.
But the graduation wasn't scheduled to happen until next
David Tran learned right before school started that his dad, a former soldier and POW in Vietnam for six years, has terminal liver cancer and only a month or two to live.
"He's a strong guy. He just works really hard and someone I look up
His sister Kim contacted the
It was a complete surprise to Tony Tran.
David Tran thought it was only going to be football teammates and a few
"I was shocked. I was so nervous," said David Tran.
It may not
"I was sitting down on the front row and the music was playing and I looked at my dad and I started crying; kind of emotional," David Tran said.
A shared a moment for father and son, hopefully one of many more.
"Who knows, he might still be there. I don't know," David Tran said.
After graduation in May, David Tran says he's thinking about going to college for electrical engineering.
His dad still hopes