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Ill grad walks with class via iPad from Kansas City hospital

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Rachel Arndt was rushed to the University of Kansas Hospital from a hospital in Andover last week when she suffered a brain aneurysm so severe it nearly killed her. Rachel Arndt was rushed to the University of Kansas Hospital from a hospital in Andover last week when she suffered a brain aneurysm so severe it nearly killed her.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

It is graduation time for many students who have worked hard in their academic careers.

One of them graduated from her high school in Andover, KS, from a Kansas City hospital.

Rachel Arndt was rushed to the University of Kansas Hospital from a hospital in Andover last week when she suffered a brain aneurysm so severe it nearly killed her.

She was still in the hospital Sunday, a day that was supposed to be the day of her high school graduation.

But Arndt's teachers and friends came together to make sure she would still walk with her class.

"I'm so happy for her. First thing I thought of after this started, I'm thinking, 'what timing. You know the last week of high school, the fun part.' Rachel didn't realize it until the day after surgery and it hit her she wouldn't be with all her friends," Arndt's mother, Tracey Arndt, said.

Thanks to the hospital's telemedicine program and Andover High School's IT unit, Arndt took part in the ceremony via an iPad.

Someone went up on stage with the iPad and accepted Arndt's diploma for her. Now, this new graduate can feel the sense of accomplishment she so richly deserves - all while continuing to recuperate.

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