Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks across graduation square

Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks across graduation square

A high-school graduation ceremony is a rite of passage for so many and in the case of Jericho J. Burroughs of Jacksonville, it was so much more.

The teen got to march across the graduation square years after doctors who diagnosed him said he would probably never live a normal life

This is just one of many accomplishments for Jericho after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler and bound to a wheelchair all his life, Fox News reported.

The report further showed he has had 18 major surgeries since birth regarding various health complications.

Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks across graduation square

Jericho J. Burroughs, a Jacksonville teen got to match across the graduation square. Photo: Fox 46

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Yet, Jericho has gone on to become an adaptive track and field state champion and has won several awards for his singing. He was even crowned as Prom King at his school.

Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks across graduation square

Jericho has gone on to become an adaptive track and field state champion and has won several awards for his singing. Photo: Fox 46

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According to his mom, Jennifer D. Long, the teen was very excited about graduating and he looks forward to starting the next chapter in his college life. He also hopes to record in a professional studio one day.

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Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks across graduation square

He was even crowned as Prom King at his school. Photo: Fox 46

Jennifer also said she has raised the young man to be resilient and never allowed anyone or anything to stop or break him.

"He is very independent and I look forward to what his next adventure holds," she said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto identified as Zainab Abdullahi emerged as the institution's first female first class graduate in Physics. The 22-year-old student is one of those listed at the recent combined convocation ceremony of the university as having bagged first class honours.

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