Students and staff at Glen Elementary lined the hallway while Grady Oprean, 8, wearing his hospital mask entered school for the first time in months. The emotional moment captured on his mother's cell phone.
"It has been a real struggle, Grady has been through quite a bit in the first year of chemo," said Angela Oprean, Grady's mother. "Just knowing that he feels lonely, that’s tough because as a mom I don’t want to see him that way."
Throughout Grady's continuous battle with cancer, he remained on the minds of students and staff including his second-grade teacher who made sure he did not fall behind.