Mechanicsburg area father makes most of final days

To his daughter, Haley, Jon Gracey is Superman.

He’s certainly leapt tall buildings in more ways than one for Haley and her siblings, providing a base for his children to grow socially and educationally.

And, despite Gracey’s kryptonite-like medical diagnosis, Haley, her brother Nathan, and those close to the family said he remains a high-flying ball of energy and a source of comfort and support for all who know him.

“He fights so hard, he is Superman to me,” said Haley, a Lock Haven University junior. “He’s one of my best friends, and it hurts my heart to think about life without him.”

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