Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks at graduation

Teen with cerebral palsy evokes emotion as he walks at graduation

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

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

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

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

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.

Yet, Jericho has gone on to become an adaptive track and field state champion and has won several awards for his singing.

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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

He was even crowned as Prom King at his school.

According to his mom, Jennifer 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.

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 said she has raised the young man to be resilient and never allow 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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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