Upstate mother, father and daughter to graduate high school on the same day

Upstate mother, father and daughter to graduate high school on the same day (FOX Carolina/ 5/17/18)

The Davis home is a place filled with love and prayer.

"The 24th is going to be a special day for me and my family," Rechalle Davis said. "I was under a single parent and my mother was struggling to take care of us as children. So what I did was I left school and I went to work."

There's one thing missing under this roof. This family is missing their education.

"I would go a day, quit, a week, and quit," Rechalle said. "Last year I decided to go back."

Both Ricky and Patricia Davis never graduated high school.

"I wanna be a better citizen, I want to be a better pastor, I just want to be a better person," Ricky Davis said.

Now they're graduating together and they say God won't be the only one by their side when they walk across the stage. Their degree comes from Ola. Copeland Academy in Gaffney.

"Words can't describe how I feel right now! Just to know that I'm graduating high school, my wife is graduating high school, and to know that my daughter is graduating high school, that is that is something totally different. A triple braided cord is not easily broken," Davis said.

He compares his family to a triple braided cord, incomplete without their daughter Destiny. She's graduating the same day as her parents and will be walking next to them, instead of her class.

The family said their graduation is only possible because of a non profit called Know 2 in Cherokee County.

"I want everybody who doesn't have a high school diploma or GED to go back to school, because you can't beat this feeling you can't beat this feeling," Davis said.

The family will graduate together at Gaffney High School on Thursday, May 24.

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