Without a doubt, it was an emotional graduation ceremony for our family. Months ago we received word that my sister's friends asked if Christi could also receive a high school diploma with them when they graduated. The school agreed and invited our family as special guests. While we were terribly sad Christi was not there with everyone in person, we were very happy for her wonderful classmates and friends! They loved her so much! We fought back tears as we received Christi's diploma and a special escort from the school administration. The students really surprised us by having a balloon release immediately following the ceremony. Christi's name was written on every balloon. Very best wishes to all of Christi's classmates!