Video: See How This Paralyzed Student Walked to Accept His College Degree Video: See How This Paralyzed Student Walked to Accept His College Degree
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Video: See How This Paralyzed Student Walked to Accept His College Degree

by Cord Jefferson

June 13, 2011

Four years ago, Austin Whitney, then 18, lost control of his car while drunk driving and crashed into a tree, instantly severing his spinal cord and paralyzing himself from the waist down. Though an accident so devastating might have found most of us sulking for years, if not forever, Whitney started attending college just 10 days after he left the hospital. Last month, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a political science and history double major.
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Video: See How This Paralyzed Student Walked to Accept His College Degree