To some, graduation means completion of a degree or diploma after days and nights of studying. To others, the word simply means to prevail or overcome an obstacle.
Melissa Grimes spent her years in school with learning disabilities that caused her to be in special education classes. After becoming ill, Grimes said her mother pulled her out of public school.
At 18, Grimes gave birth to a set of twins who ultimately altered her focus from school to family.
“I kind of put everything on the back burner,” she said.