Upstate hospice patient’s wish to see son graduate high school granted


(WSPA) – An Upstate hospice patient had his wish of wanting to see his son graduate frm high school granted on Tuesday.

Nick Hughes has cancer and it’s a battle he’s fought for two years.

Now a hospice patient, Nick knows he may not make it to the spring when his son, Joshua Lee Vaughn, is set to graduate, so the nurses and other staff members caring for Nick arranged for his last wish — to see his boy in a cap and gown.

They even enlisted Joshua’s friends to join in.

“They all know what’s going on with him,” Joshua said. “They all wanna support me as their friend and all.”

Support and sacrifice is something parents of graduating seniors know all too well.

But with this family, and what they’ve gone through, sacrifice is a two-way street.

“He’s made a lot of sacrifices,” Nick said. “These last two years have been hell.”

“When we first found out that he had cancer,” Joshua said. “I was playing football and I quit football to go to work, help pay the bills and help my mom out and everything.”

The good folks in the Clinical Services Division at Wren Hospital made today’s wish come true.

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