Bring That Week Back: HS Senior Battling Cancer Dies Day After Graduation
HS Senior Suffering from Cancer Dies After Early Graduation
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Yeastie Gates, 17, died the day after her principal, family and friends gathered in her hospital room for an early graduation ceremony. Gates suffered from cancer since she was a toddler. Recurring radiation treatment eventually damaged her lungs. Her family knew she would not make it to her June 4 graduation and went forth in honoring her.