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Mother receives late son's college diploma

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 00:54

May 11 - A mother whose son unexpectedly passed away six months ago proudly accepts his college diploma on Mother's Day weekend. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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It's a bittersweet Mother's Day weekend for Tracy Dickerson in Indianapolis. Her son passed away unexpectedly six months ago. But today, she's at Marion University in cap and gown ready to receive his diploma. SOUNDBITE (English) TRACY DICKERSON, MOTHER, SAYING: "One day he told me, mama, I'm not going to walk across there, and I said, oh yes you are - if you don't walk across there, I will." Dexter Massey was a history major and played football. His mother says days like today help her heal. SOUNDBITE (English) TRACY DICKERSON, MOTHER, SAYING: "As soon as I get down or sad or something, somebody comes to me and says something to me and it makes me feel good, and this right here is just the icing on the cake?" Tracy and her family plan to throw a graduation party for her son after the ceremony.

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Mother receives late son's college diploma

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 00:54