Orphaned teen now Park Vista grad; Lucas Brito seeks to fulfill parents’ dream

Lucas Brito is now a high school graduate.

Lucas Brito is now a high school graduate.

The Park Vista High class of 2016 graduated Wednesday morning, and Lucas Brito was among the more than 700 to walk across that stage. He said he planned to spend the day with family, which is short two important people: His parents. They died in March.

If you haven’t read Lucas’ story, now’s a good time…

Lucas Brito lost his parents in one instant, while he was still asleep, hours before he had to be in class at Park Vista High, three months before he was due to graduate and well before he could head down a path to becoming the first in the family to earn a four-year college degree.

In that instant, when an SUV barreled through an intersection into his parents’ car in suburban Delray Beach, Lucas’ life changed.

And it didn’t.

“When I was told, I cried for literally 30 seconds and then I had to say, ‘What’s the next move?’ I wanted to get back to school immediately, but I didn’t,” said Lucas… Read more here. 

(Bonus: A video of Lucas talking about his parents accompanies that story.)

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