A teenager with cancer is fighting to make it to her high school graduation:

“At the end of her junior year, the doctors said there was nothing more they could do for Lyndsey. ‘Six months to a year,’ they told her. She might not even be alive for her family to break the no-applause rule.

“But the principal, Dan Evans, just told her, ‘Okay.’ They’d get her to June 5 at Tropicana Field.

“And so began a much quieter race to graduation, one that has not announced itself by shrieking in the hallways or picnicking on the campus lawn, but with all of that urgency and more.”