CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — A Cedar Park elementary school surprised a mother facing stage 4 breast cancer with a special graduation for her fifth grade son, fearing she may not live to see him walk across the stage.
Kelli Konopczyk was first diagnosed in 2010, before her cancer went into remission. She learned in 2012 it had come back.
“My latest prognosis is I’m likely on very limited time,” Konopczyk said. “It could be a matter of weeks, so, we’re just getting through one day at a time right now.”
Konopczyk’s husband knew she wanted to see her son, Brennan, graduate from fifth grade at Deer Creek Elementary School. He called the PTA President, who in turn got the principal, Brennan’s teachers and other families involved.
“He was just thinking Brennan would get his diploma, maybe walk across a little bridge, shake hands and that’d be it,” Konopczyk said.
Principal Tol Wilhite and the Deer Creek …