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Terminally Ill Mother Hangs On Long Enough to See Her Dying Wish Come True

Darlene Sugg wanted nothing more than to see her daughter, Megan, graduate from high school. Last week, even when her four-year battle with colorectal cancer took a turn for the worse, the 47-year-old mom saw that dream through. Because Glen Burnie High School administrators in Maryland held a private, bedside graduation ceremony for the Sugg family.

“She was hanging on to see my proud moment,” Megan told NBC News. “She knew it meant a lot.”

“Everybody started tearing up and crying,” Steve Sugg, Megan’s dad, told The Capital Gazette after the ceremony. “It was a very emotional experience and a powerful one.”

Sugg passed away two days after the May 8 ceremony, according to NBC.