105-year-old woman fulfills dream of becoming a high school graduate
OAKDALE, Pa. -- A 105-year-old woman has fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a high school graduate, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
Theresia Brandl put on her orange and black cap and gown on Wednesday, and received her diploma from Sto-Rox High School in Pennsylvania.
Following the ceremony, friends and family threw Brandl a graduation party.
When she was younger, her family gave her an ultimatum: finish school or help her mother with the house and siblings.
Brandl chose to help her mother.
Brandl currently lives in a personal care home in Oakdale. Her secret to longevity is one a lot of Pittsburgh locals can get on board with.
"Just living, watching ball games and football games," she says.
The graduation was organized by Twilight Wish, which is a foundation that celebrates seniors and makes their dreams come true.
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