Firefighters show up as ‘honorary Dads’ for graduate

Firefighters show up as ‘honorary Dads’ for graduate
More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently. (Source: WECT: Lisa Ward Rowan)

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently.

More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently.
More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently. (Source: WECT: Lisa Ward Rowan)

Michael Stanley, who worked with both Whiteville and New Hanover County fire departments, died after a motorcycle accident earlier this month.

His daughter, Amber, graduated during ceremonies at the fair ground Saturday.

Friends and family tell WECT they wanted her to feel the support of the department on the special day.

Photos show Amber wearing her graduation cap and her father’s firefighter jacket.

More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently.
More than a dozen Whiteville firefighters showed up to support a graduating high school senior who lost her father recently. (Source: WECT: Lisa Ward Rowan)

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