In one of the sweeter stories you'll ever come across, Gabriella Miller, all of 10 years old, accomplished an impressive task Oct. 11 as she graduated from Shenandoah University.
The ceremony marked the third of three wishes made by the young girl –who was diagnosed about a year ago with an inoperable brain tumor – through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
While this may sound like the beginning of a tear-jerking story of pain and loss, Gabriella’s comments as she earned her bachelor's degree just may make you laugh. (If you don't believe it, see the video.)
This remarkable little girl's story is the lead in our daily digest of news of note from across our Patches in Virginia and Washington, DC. Her story, and more, below.
Leesburg's Gabriella Miller, 10, Receives Her College Degree
Woman Studying to Become Nun Charged with Murdering Newborn
Yellow Brick Road: Wizard of Oz Auditions this Weekend in Manassas
Police Identify Pedestrian Killed on Franconia Road
Local Officials, Residents Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Man Charged with Speed to Elude, Obstruction on Richmond Highway
Man Charged with Raping Child
USA Today's Brennan Talks to Students About Redskins Name and More
What Will Transit-Oriented Reston of Future Look Like?
Fairfax Woman Convicted of Sex Trafficking 15-Year-Old Girl
Police Arrest Six in Connection with Armed Invasion, Robbery of Herndon Home
FOLLOW FAIRFAX CITY PATCH FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS!Facebook | Twitter | Daily & Breaking News E-mail Updates