Parents everywhere, get ready to be infuriated.  As a parent one cannot imagine the soul-piercing pain of losing a child, or even been utterly helpless when it comes to addressing a medical need.

We would do anything for our children. We would take on their pain, their sickness, even their death to give them life and all that it has to offer. So, when news of what happened to an Arroyo Grande, California area high school student started to spread, parents everywhere have been getting up in arms, and justifiably so.

Jared Springer is your average All-American kid. He is 18 years old and about to graduate from high school. The Senior Prom is a rite of passage for kids, and naturally he was looking forward to it. The school decided Jared could not attend, because he missed too much school.

Now, pay attention.

At the age of 16-17, Jared was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Since then, he has found himself paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He continued to go to school, until he had an accident and slipped out of his wheelchair and broke his hip. He was ordered to bed-rest.

He continued ALL of his coursework and he kept his grades up. He was not about to let the brain tumor interrupt his life any more than it already was. His home-study, despite being acceptable for him to complete his coursework and graduate, is unacceptable when it comes to attending prom. They banned him.

Yes, you read that right. Even though he maintained attendance via home-study, he was barred from Prom, because….cold-hearted evil Arroyo Grande school administrators. No extracurricular activities for the physically injured who can’t come to school every day.

Even with appeal for mercy, in light of the fact Jared missed his Junior Prom courtesy of hospitalization for his cancer, the school would not budge. Instead, after they ruined his last high school experience they offered up,

“In order to protect all our students and staff, we have specific rules about who is allowed to participate in school-sponsored events.”


Yeah, it’s a real heroic effort on their part to protect the students and themselves from a student confined to a wheel chair because of brain cancer.

Guaranteed, if he wore a dress and demanded to use the ADA accessible girls’ bathroom, they would have rolled out the red carpet!

Source: Mad World News



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