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Martrell Stevens Graduates As Valedictorian 9 Years After Being Paralyzed By Stray Bullet

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Martrell Stevens Graduates As Valedictorian 9 Years After Being Paralyzed By Stray Bullet

Photo credit: CBS Chicago  In 2008, then four-year-old Martrell Stevens was struck by a stray bullet in Chicago. He was left paralyzed from the waist down and had to relearn how to do things such as tying his shoe. Over the years, Martrell has endured rehabilitation and learned to never allow his injuries to determine what he can or cannot do. Case in point, when Martrell's injuries prevented him from participating in school sports, like basketball, he decided to join a wheelchair league.  "You could always do what you put your mind to," the 13-year-old said. "If someone tells you you can't do that, do...

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High School Grad Recreates Kindergarten Photo With Mom- The Result Is Priceless

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High School Grad Recreates Kindergarten Photo With Mom- The Result Is Priceless

Photo via: Gabrielle Yowell 18-year-old Gabrielle Yowell graduated from New Albany High School on Sunday. To celebrate the milestone, she came up with the idea to recreate the photo she took with her mother Lizzette on her first day of kindergarten.  First day of kindergarten to graduation and my mom is still as proud as ever😇💖 pic.twitter.com/kkpuesnD2R — Gabrielle🤑 (@lilgabsss) June 5, 2017 Recalling that day in 2004, Gabrielle said: "I remember sitting in school and I was so ready to come home. I hadn’t been with my mom all day and I couldn’t understand why she couldn’t come to...

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Michael Brown's Mother And Sister Receive High School Diplomas Together

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Michael Brown's Mother And Sister Receive High School Diplomas Together

 Photo via: The St. Louis American  During graduation season, there's usually always an incredible group of graduates who prove it's never too late to go back to school. This year, we can add Lezley McSpadden, the mother of the late Michael Brown Jr., to that great list of inspiration.   McSpadden dropped out of high school during her junior year to care for her son Michael, who was unarmed and fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. To honor her son's memory, McSpadden decided to return to high school through the Jennings School District's Adult Education Program. Along with Art McCoy, the superintendent...

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Inspiring Father-Son Duo Graduate From The Same College Together

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Inspiring Father-Son Duo Graduate From The Same College Together

  Photo Courtesy of William Paterson University  This time last week, 27-year-old Benjamin Jeanty and his 63-year-old father Duvinson shared a special father-son moment that they’ll probably never forget. They both received their degree from New Jersey’s William Paterson University and together, became the first in their family to graduate from college. Benjamin's father, who migrated to the United States from Haiti in 1983, started the journey to earn his bachelor's degree in finance 10 years ago, when Benjamin was still in high school. "That was my junior year," Benjamin said. "It was a lot on the family... But he still...

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Florida Memorial University Set To Honor Trayvon Martin With Posthumous Degree

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Florida Memorial University Set To Honor Trayvon Martin With Posthumous Degree

  Trayvon Martin would have been 22 years old this year, the age that most students graduate from college. He planned on attending the University of Miami or Florida A&M University, and hoped to one day become a pilot or an aviation mechanic. However, in 2012, at 17 years old, his dream was cut short when he was wrongfully targeted and fatally shot by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman.  On May 13, Florida Memorial University, the alma mater of Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton, will honor Trayvon's dream of flying by awarding him a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation during its commencement...

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