A Dream Fulfilled! High School Graduate With Spina Bifida Walks The Stage.

sebastian thome using crutches to walk across the stage at his high school graduation.

Sebastian Thome has big plans for his future, and he’s getting there one step at a time, starting with his high school graduation.

The physical act of crossing a graduation stage isn’t necessarily something everyone gives a lot of thought to. However, that wasn’t the case for Sebastian. He was born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect that causes the spinal column to not properly close in utero. Because of this, he mainly gets around in a wheelchair.

But that’s not how he wanted to get his diploma. Instead, he surprised his friends and family by using crutches to make his way across the stage. Even when he stumbled, he never gave up. All the while the crowd was happy to encourage him with lots of cheering!

What are Sebastian’s plans now? As he applies to universities, he’s also studying to get his permit. That way, he can learn how to drive with hand controls. He also aims to play wheelchair basketball at the University of Missouri but, even if not, he’ll continue to shoot hoops on the adult team in Cincinnati.

In other words, Sebastian has a bright future ahead of him, and we’re so happy for him. Congratulations, Sebastian!

Watch Sebastian walk across the stage to get his diploma in the video below, and don’t forget to share.

@ot_chelsea_thome #highschoolcompleted #surprisedparents #siblingsecrets #everyonecrying #superproudsister #greenonknights #classof2022🎓 #reachforyourgoals ♬ original sound – Chelsea Thome
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