In 2014, 13-year-old Robert Browne was in a tragic surfing accident in Long Beach, New York that left him paralyzed below the chest and bound to a wheelchair. Now, after a long, physical and emotional recovery and finishing his senior year at Long Beach High School, Browne, who plans to attend The University of Albany, accepted his diploma–standing up on stage. Watch his friends, family and classmates cheer on this inspirational feat!

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