‘It was like a crazy race:’ Clear Creek ISD senior to graduate after scramble to finish

CLEAR LAKE, Texas (KTRK) — It’s been a busy week for a Clear Creek ISD senior who had to make up more than two months of assignments before graduating.

Logan Ward was battling a life-threatening condition that kept him out of school for weeks earlier this year. He nearly died three times and had open heart surgery. Ward was unexpectedly dropped from Clear Falls High School while he was recovering from open heart surgery.

“We weren’t just waiting for him to get his diploma,” said Tamara Evans, Ward’s mother.

Evans says he knew his son needed to earn it.

ABC13 spoke to them on Tuesday as they begged the school to allow him to make up work remotely as he was in Arizona receiving treatment.

The school gave Ward a deadline of Thursday.

“It was like a mad rush to get all of his assignments done. He had over two months of assignments to complete,” Evans said.

Ward spent weeks in hospital fighting for his life after a blood clot was found blocking a pulmonary artery.

“My life basically flashed before my eyes,” Ward said.

He was committed to getting on a plane to Houston and walking across the prom stage on Saturday night.

Thursday’s deadline arrived and Ward was able to do it all.

“Just relief and happiness. I was like, I’m done. I’m done with everything and I’m like, I’m done! I’m going to graduate,” Ward said.

On Saturday night, you’ll put on your cap and gown alongside your friends and classmates, proud that you made it to the finish line.

“Just total relief to be out of high school. So I can get on with my life and start a new chapter. Because I’m so excited about it,” Ward said.

Ward and her mom are grateful for everyone who played a part in finding answers and giving her the opportunity to finish her assignments and graduate.

Graduation is Saturday night at Clear Creek ISD’s Columbia Challenger Stadium, and Ward will walk the stage.

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