FORT VALLEY, Ga. — It's graduation season, and one Fort Valley State University student was able to graduate in a very special way.
Asia Whitmore was hospitalized because of a car accident, but Wednesday, she was able to receive her diploma in an outdoor ceremony at the courtyard of the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent.
Her mother, Jahaya King, says although Asia couldn't attend the FVSU graduation, she's thankful they brought graduation to her.
"To get this hand-presented to her meant everything to her. She wasn't able to show her expression because she was in pain, but all she talks about every second, every minute, and all she just says, 'I cannot believe this is happening,' for her," said King
Asia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.