Every May, thousands of high school graduates walk across the stage to accept diplomas. One graduate of Holy Innocents School was extra special – Andee Poulos. Andee suffered a massive stroke at age 14 when a blood vessel ruptured in her brain. She could not walk, talk or eat on her own and there was limited hope for her recovery. She and her parents, friends and doctors did not give up hope and kept forging on with surgeries and therapy.
Andee recovered bit by bit and went back to school. The same determination she applied to her recovery she applied to her schoolwork. On May 13, 2017, she walked across the stage to accept her diploma without a cane. Everyone in the auditorium stood to applaud. Andee will attend the University of South Carolina in the fall.