Several moving parts and giving hearts came together in order to make sure a man recovering from colon cancer surgery was able to watch his son give a Valedictorian speech at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

Dan Anderson had to have a complete colectomy after being diagnosed with early colon cancer. He was recovering from his surgery at Mayo Clinic and unable to attend his son's high school graduation. The IT team at Mayo were able to him and his wife Leslie use an app to stream the entire graduation.

Anderson was able to watch his son deliver his Valedictorian speech.

Additionally, Leslie Anderson, Dan's wife, got prescriptions that she had to fill for her husband with only minutes to spare before Publix pharmacies closed. A local Publix stayed open late to allow her to fill the prescriptions and took the time to explain the medication to her.

“My family and I are so very grateful to Paul Davis, the Mayo Clinic, Publix and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and Commvault. All of the people who have helped us and continue to assist our family are angels on earth,” Leslie Anderson said. “We are just one story, but it is our family and this means so much to us,” she said.