In just two days, a 6-year-old was able to earn his high school diploma. Walter "Superbubz" Herbert loves school, his teachers and the principal. And the feeling is mutual. The entire staff at his school wanted to do something special for him, that he might otherwise not get to experience.
The 6 year old is battling neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer, but that doesn't stop the young boy from wanting to live life to the fullest.
On Friday, donning his red cap and gown, the young boy marched into his high school graduation surrounded by friends and family.
“Surreal, very very emotional,” said Walter's mom, Emily Herbert.
“It's just really, really neat. He gets to graduate school at 6, and he really wants to go to school, he loves being here,” said his dad, Wally Herbert.
This was a really big day for the whole family as he tackled a major milestone in his life.
Walter started his academic journey in the second grade until he was passed through each grade one at a time, with Principal Kari Gallo standing 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,” she said.
Walter's journey through the classroom wasn't always an easy one.