A student who has a rare degenerative muscle disorder, which has left him reliant on a wheelchair, wowed his fellow graduates after getting up and walking across his university stage to accept his degree.
Sam Bridgman, who's motto is "impossible is nothing", has Friedreich's ataxia, a rare degenerative neuromuscular disorder also known as FA, was determined to collect his college diploma unaided, HuffPost US reported.
A student at the University of Portland in the US, was diagnosed with FA at the age of 15, and has tirelessly campaigned for the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, a charity working to find a cure for the rare disease.
Bridgman's incredible display of determination at his graduation ceremony, described by the university as "so incredibly inspiring" brought the crowd to their feet with a standing ovation. He was assisted by two athletic trainers, who worked with Sam throughout his time at the university.
This Couple's Love Story
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This Act Of Charity
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This Dog's Incredible Loyalty
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This Spider-Man's Adorable Trap
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This Jet Ski Owner's Selflessness
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This Generous Offer To Share
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This Athlete's Disregard For National Boundaries
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This Dog's Devotion To Her Pups
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This Man's Remarkable Bond With His Dog
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This Community's Support For A Cardboard Arcade
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This Teen's Sacrifice For Teammate
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This Wrestler's Huge Heart
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