The graduating seniors of Wharton High Class of 2016 all have one thing in common -- they all survived four years of high school.
But there is one survivor who stands out, since she went through it while battling cancer -- twice.
"She got diagnosed two weeks before school started freshman year," said her mother, Beth Rhodes.
First, Bailey was osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, at age 14. Then when she was in remission they found a secondary cancer, leukemia, caused by a chemo treatment. Something that typically affects only around 2% of cancer patients.
"She's extraordinary, even in that fact," Beth said.
Extraordinary because the family added it up, and Bailey spent three out of her four years in high school, stuck in the hospital. She even took her ACT and SAT in a hospital bed.
While many kids her age were calling in sick to avoid school, Bailey was fighting to make it to her next assignment. She not only made it, she made straight A's.
"I couldn't control whether I got sick, I couldn't control how I was feeling that day but I could control that I was going to get an 'A' on my math test next week," Bailey said.
She missed a lot in four years. Friends, football games, sleepovers, but she won't be left behind.
"I admire Bailey very much," said Gary Lundgren.
Lungren was Bailey's teacher for three years, in a one room school on the fifth floor at Tampa General Hospital. It's a part of a program in Hillsborough County called the "Hospital Homebound' program.
It's designed for kids who are sick for more than three to four weeks. Bailey was the exception, as a student for three years.
"There were days I didn't know if I would see her again," Lundgren said. "Incapacitated for weeks, but she would pick back up and excel."
Because of that, Bailey was accepted into the University of Florida in the fall. She also plans on returning to a hospital someday, after she receives her medical degree. She wants to help cancer patients.
"Look at the knowledge you have from going through this. This could be so helpful to other patients," Bailey said.