Friends Bring HS Graduation Ceremony To Friend In Hospital Battling Inoperable Brain Tumor

HO LLYWOOD (CBS) —The past two weeks have been anything but typical in the life of high school senior Paul Promen, 17.

Just two weeks ago he was at his prom when he complained about a very bad headache. He was rushed to the ER when he got even worse news…he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

The Moorepark High School senior spent the next ten days in the ICU at Children’s Hospital LA.

Tomorrow was supposed to be his graduation day.

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Paul Promen graduated from high school despite being in the hospital. (credit: CBS)

Friends and family were not going to let him also miss his graduation. As Juan Fernandez reports for KCAL9, they brought graduation to Paul Promen today at the hospital’s garden.

In a wheelchair, and groggy from a biopsy just yesterday, he was still able to tell Fernandez how touched he was his friends went the extra mile for him. “This is pretty amazing,” he said.

He was even able to wear his cap and gown.

Promen’s mom, Carol Agajanian, told Juan Fernandez that her son really didn’t want to miss graduation on top of everything else: “He’s already missed his prom, grad night, his track banquet, the senior picnic. Everything that seniors look forward to.” She was clearly touched by her son’s friends and their gesture.

It’s expected Promen will have to spend the next seven weeks in the hospital.

His friends told Fernandez that Paul Promen is a fighter and he will beat this cancer.

  • Karen

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Paul. You have wonderful friends too. God bless you.

  • Patrick Diamond

    Stay strong and keep your spirits up, Paul… though you may be facing some difficult times, you’ve got some great friends and family to help you through!

  • Tina

    What great friends you have there Paul stay strong during this time I agree with Patrick keep your spirits up and my family and I will continue to keep you in our prayers! God can heal the sick just pray and believe that.

  • Nick Contreras

    so sad because i grew up with him and went to the same school …he will pull through this.

  • Esme

    Awww Paul Feel Better IT sucks that you have to miss graduation and i knoe you were siked to go to prom hope to see you soon .. Everoyone’s praying you have an amazing mom and an amazing sister.. Feel Better :)

  • Channing Walbridge

    i grew up in the house next door to paul promen. he’s a great guy who always had a smile on his face and helped everyone else smile. i KNOW he will be ok. im trying to help raise money to help pay for his medical bills. so go on facebook, like this page, make a donatntion and get a “prayer for paul” or “true fighter: paul promen” shirt. copy and paste this link!!/pages/Praying-For-Paul/177446818980672

  • Stephen & Susan Briggs

    We will pray for Paul as we know the power of praying. We get to see it every day that we see our son Jeff. Be as strong as you can. Everyone that reads this posting should pray for Paul and his family they need support also.

  • Andy, Aaron & Liz Yuengert

    The Yuengert family enjoyed knowing Paul (and family) in Boy Scouting. WE WILL ALL BE PRAYING FOR PAUL.

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