Letters to the Editor

Lack of compassion for student with tumor is unfathomable

Jared Springer, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014, was told he could not attend the Arroyo Grande High School prom on May 7 because of medical absences. Now, Springer has been invited to two proms.
Jared Springer, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014, was told he could not attend the Arroyo Grande High School prom on May 7 because of medical absences. Now, Springer has been invited to two proms.

I would like to comment on the disgraceful action by Arroyo Grande High School (“Community helps organize prom for Arroyo Grande senior with brain tumor,” May 11). I agree with a letter to the editor published May 13 (“School unjustified in denying student with tumor from going to prom”), which said the person or persons responsible for not letting Jared Springer attend his prom should be fired. It is unfathomable to me the lack of compassion, caring, kindness, etc., in this decision.

It is wonderful that he now has two proms to go to. Hooray for Brighten A Corner Ministry and San Luis Obispo High School. I am so glad that he has wonderful friends who have invited him to their prom, Grace Gilmore and Belle Caffee.

When my children attended Arroyo Grande High School many years ago, it was much different. I am really sorry to witness its drastic decline.

I know you will have a ball, Jared.

Judith L. Wiltse, Nipomo

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