Katherine Jackson’s world was shattered when her 18 year old son, Aaron, died in a car crash on his way home from prom just before his high school graduation.
Aaron was a pupil at Chicago’s Thornton Fractional North High School, and was due to graduate on Wednesday, but tragically passed away, so his mother donned his graduation gown and cap, sat in the audience and collected his diploma for him.
Aaron was prom king and the high school star quarterback, and was due to play football for Southern Illinois University this coming Autumn, and his death has devastated the school and community.
His mother claimed:
[My son] knows his mom never walked the stage.
I’m going to be his legs and he’s going to be my wings and we’re going to go up there and get our diploma. All of this was divinely orchestrated by my son.Advertisement
It is simply tragic and our hearts go out to his mother and friends.