A Plant City high school student was met with applause when he walked across the stage to accept his diploma. It was a major feat for Kolton Smith, who is paralyzed from the waist down.
Hillsborough County Public Schools shared a video on Facebook, which shows Smith, who graduated from Durant High School, rising from his wheelchair and using a walker to get across the stage to fetch his diploma.
The post explained that Smith was paralyzed from the waist down after a horrible car accident last summer.
“We are in awe of your perseverance, Kolton. Congratulations!” the district said on Facebook.