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By: Sophia Hernandez | WCTV Eyewitness Information
Could 27, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Seniors at Leon Excessive Faculty marked a milestone Wednesday morning, as they completed one chapter and commenced a brand new one.
One graduate, Caleb Cason, completed one thing that he didn’t suppose was attainable.
For these fortunate sufficient to fulfill Cason, you might be greeted with a giant smile and his infectious power and charisma that evokes others. However it’s his story that leaves an enduring impression.
Cason says it merely, “I am like a punching bag, you knock me down, I will get again up.”
When he was simply two years outdated, he acquired his first kidney transplant.
Since then, he had two extra, on the ages of 12 and 18. He was born with polycystic kidney illness, however refuses to stop.
“Maintain going and do not hand over preserve pushing,” urges Cason.
His mom, Shelley Cason shares, “There was occasions when Caleb was similar to ‘I can not do that,’ however we challenged him. Even when he was on dialysis, he was on a cot, took naps, nonetheless went to high school.”
When requested if she thought she would ever see her son in a cap and robe, she is delivered to tears, “I can actually say no. Three years in the past, I actually didn’t know if we might be right here, when he was on dialysis I simply didn’t know if he would make it. So it’s a huge milestone I’m very joyful for him.”
For Cason, his story of energy is on that he hopes to share to others; “There’s a phrase within the navy,” states Cason, “That no man will get left behind, and I wish to reside that phrase to my buddies which might be additionally graduating.”
“I would like him to inspire different youngsters,” shares Shelley, “Simply to encourage them and say you are able to do this, as a result of they will do it.”
Cason has plans to work at Uncle Maddo’s pizza. He says that his adversities don’t gradual him down, however enable him to maintain on combating.
His mom hopes that his third transplant can be his final.
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