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Crash victim overcomes crippling injury to stand at graduation

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Doctors said Hannah Ruskey would never walk again after a rollover accident left her confined to a wheelchair when she was just 17.

Ruskey graduated from high school on Sunday and thanks to a lot of hard work, physical therapy and determination, she received her diploma standing on her own two feet.

Hannah said, "If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you yes. But I wouldn't have been sure if I was going to walk at graduation, but here I am."
Hannah's friend Eddie Sherman shared her happiness, "I was excited to hear that she was going to be rgraduatingwith us and I'm very happy that she's here."

Hannah's sister Bricca said, "It's been a long journey, but we're really proud of where she's come."

Up next for Hannah, two months in Florida for intense physical therapy as she continues to work towards a full recovery.
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