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Paralyzed Teen Walks At High School Graduation

Published: June 12, 2012

Scripps Ranch High School Senior Patrick Ivison Paralyzed 17 Years Ago

SAN DIEGO — A Scripps High School senior who was left paralyzed for 17 years walked at his graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

For the last three years, Patrick Ivison has undergone six hours per day of intense physical therapy in hopes that he would walk to his diploma on the day of his high school graduation.

“There’s always that like, oh, I’ve got you know, all of America expecting me to get through this,” he said.

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