OAKDALE (KDKA) — A 105-year-old woman has realized her dream of becoming a high school graduate.
Theresia Brandl put on her cap and gown Wednesday and received her diploma.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed When Gun Handled By Another Child Discharges
Friends and family also threw her a graduation party.
When she was younger, her family gave her an ultimatum – finish school or help her mother with the house and her siblings.
She chose to help her mother.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Temperature Will Be Nearly 6 Degrees Higher By 2050, Climate Report Says
Her secret to longevity is one a lot of Pittsburghers can get on board with.
“Just living, watching ball games and football games,” she says.
Theresia currently lives in a personal care home in Oakdale.MORE NEWS: Teacher At Marclay Elementary School Puts In Extra Work To Assure Her Students Succeed
The graduation was organized by Twilight Wish, which is a foundation that celebrates seniors and makes their dreams come true.