Watching Jeremiah graduate

From left, Jackson Holsinger, Chris Gohranson, Jeremiah Holsinger and Bill Gohranson after Jeremiah’s graduation.

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

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When Jeremiah Holsinger graduated from Burgin High School, his mother, Chris Gohranson, couldn’t get over how much he’d grown over the years.

Chris and her husband, Bill, took Jeremiah and his two brothers into their home in 2008. Back then, Jeremiah, who’d suffered a severe brain injury at age three, barely talked.

“When he first arrived, it was a goal for him to have four words in a sentence,” Chris said.

But over his years at Burgin, working with his teachers, including Jackie Robinson and Beth Lozier, Jeremiah has not only come out of his shell, he’s grown into quite a young man, his father said.

“There’s more to school than academics,” Bill Gohranson said. “This wouldn’t have happened elsewhere.”


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