Portraits of Corey Rosario, top, and Price Wheeler. Rosario had brain surgery to remove a tumor and Wheeler, wearing a graduation gown signed by his classmates, battled leukemia.
“The first time I succeeded in running a lap, it felt like I had run three miles,” Rosario said.
“At first, I didn’t know if I would graduate. I was able to get my grades back up, though,” Wheeler said. “I wasn’t used to being around students. This year is the first year I’ve had more friends.”
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