South Jersey Student in Rehab Gets Mobile Graduation Ceremony
A group of high school students and staff banded together to bring a small part of graduation on the road to a recovering student.
Kareem Rutledge is a high school senior at Kingsway High School who suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to be hospitalized, which led him to miss his graduation two days before.
He is currently getting help at Magee Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia and that is where the group of students and staff traveled to from Woolwich, NJ to give Kareem a small taste of walking down the aisle.
Needless to say Kareem's father was over the moon by the actions of the school community.
"This day is amazing I thank God for it, it's a huge accomplishment for our son. It means so much to our family to have the support of so many people."
Rutledge is an excellent student. He is a great writer and a member of the National Honor Society.
He was able to have a graduation ceremony just like everyone else, partaking in the changing of the tassel and of course throwing his graduation cap into the air.
Congratulations to Kareem and a speedy recovery!
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