BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG — Ethan Tyler Price celebrated his belated graduation from The Boca Ciega High School with a party at the Enoch Davis Center Sunday, Dec 3.
When the majority of students were having their graduation parties back in May or June, Ethan’s family was dealing with a medical emergency.
“I had my surgery a couple of weeks after Ethan graduated from high school,” said Ethan’s mother Stephanie Price.
Stephanie suffers from osteoarthritis, which resulted in the degeneration of joint cartilage in the underlying bone of the knee. She was supposed to have a knee replacement operation three years ago but postponed it until the spring of this year because she lost her sister who died from a rare form of thyroid cancer.
Ethan’s father, Tony, said that his children Kaylin, 13, Gavin, 15 and their Jehovah’s Witness congregation pulled together to assist the family in whatever way possible. That’s when Ethan stepped up to the plate as a young adult after a family conference.