Fairfield, OH (WCMH) — In just two days, 6-year-old Walter Herbert, who has terminal cancer, earned his high school diploma.
Walter loves school, and his teacher and principal wanted to do something special for him that he might not otherwise get to experience.
“He is six! Some adults don’t even go through their life doing that. So – he is very special,” one of Walter’s teachers, Kim Eichhold told WLWT.
Walter’s journey started in second grade, until he knocked out each grade, one at a time, with Principal Kari Gallo by his side.
“We’ve talked as we’ve gone from class to class and I tried to just let him really see it from an outside perspective. We talked about how big the chairs get as you get older how big the kids get as they get older. ”
It wasn’t always easy for Walter. Gallo told WLWT, he slept through fifth grade. “Which is totally ok! …