Children with cancer virtually graduate from Morgan Center in Hicksville

In a virtual ceremony, children who have cancer graduated from the Morgan Center in Hicksville on Wednesday, marking its 18th moving-up ceremony.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2021, 10:01 PM

Updated 1,050 days ago

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In a virtual ceremony, children who have cancer graduated from the Morgan Center in Hicksville on Wednesday, marking its 18th moving-up ceremony.
Rod and Nancy Zuch founded the school in 2003 after their daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with cancer. They did so after they say they realized that children with cancer had nowhere to go to learn.
The Morgan Center is a place for preschool-age children to learn and socialize with other children who have cancer.
Islip resident Johnny Willet, 6, was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago. Shortly after, his parents enrolled him in the Morgan Center.
The Morgan Center allows siblings of students with cancer to attend as well. Johnny's sisters, Julie and Marlee, went to the school with him.
Johnny had something extra special to celebrate at his graduation: he recently finished his treatment and is cancer-free.
There were 31 students who graduated in the class of 2021. It was a day to celebrate life. The founders say it's the most meaningful day of the school year.


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