Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.
The Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports 19-year-old Lexi Wright left her wheelchair and used a walker to cross a stage in her cap and gown to accept her diploma at the Ravenna High School ceremony last week.
Her mother, Dede, says seeing her daughter walk for the first time as the audience gave her a standing ovation left her crying so much that she couldn't even cheer.
Principal Beth Coleman says Wright had been practicing all year.
The teen says she simply wanted to surprise her family and was stunned by the crowd's reaction. She says she plans to keep working on walking.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
250 students graduated from Youth Challenge Program
Officials to announce launch of MovEBR website, program
A 10-year-old businesswoman putting her stamp on the skin-care industry
Woman bites camel to save herself after freak encounter in Iberville Parish
Officer shot, killed in Mandeville was former Marine; leaves behind 7 children
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar