Graduating is quite an accomplishment. It represents years of hard work, studying, sacrifice and learning. The journey is hard enough for normally abled kids, but for kids with a disability the trek can be rife with trials. Classmates and teachers without disabilities will never understand the struggle, but Okmulgee High in Oklahoma seems to be doing things right.
When Micah McDade walked across the stage at his high school graduation, the moment meant more than you may realize. Micah was born with Cerebral Palsy and has never known a day without his wheelchair. The determined teen made much more than a victory lap last Friday when he ditched his wheelchair and walked across the stage with help from a beloved teacher.
It was no easy road for Micah. The 18-year-old has endured countless surgeries, years of rehabilitation and all sorts of different trials. But when he walked across the stage, his victory lap was met with thunderous applause from teachers and classmates alike.
Little did his fellow students and proud teachers know, Micah had been training for months for this moment. Every day he would push himself one step further with help from his walker until the fateful day arrived.
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Posted by Today Show on Monday, May 23, 2016
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