Georgetown Student With Spinal Injury Miraculously Walks To Receive His Diploma.
College graduation ceremonies are an epic moment in a college student's life. If anyone knows this, it's Ty Williams. But the ceremony itself isn't just about walking up to the stage and receiving a diploma. It's a tribute to all the tough work that went into achieving this accomplishment. For Ty Williams, this wasn't just a graduation. He had managed to do a lot more than earn a degree. He was able to overcome the odds that were not necessarily in his favor, but the football player, who had been paralyzed, managed to do something that shocked everyone when he went on stage.
In 2015, Williams was able to stand tall, and he imagined he would be able to do this the rest of his life.
Ty Williams was a great student, but he was also an accomplished athlete as well. As a linebacker for Georgetown University's football team, he had an amazing career ahead of him, but he never imagined that anything could go wrong.
Williams and his football teammates were on their way to Saint Francis University in September 2015.
They were going to Pennsylvania to participate in the football season opener. But then something went terribly wrong during what was supposed to be a routine tackle. This proved to be a real game and life changer for Williams.
Tackles during a football game are pretty common, but this tackle had gone terribly wrong.
Williams' vertebrate had been shattered during the tackle, and everyone watching the game knew that something wasn't right. Ironically, the entire stadium had gone "ooh," when it happened, but he was the one who had the most to lose.
The unforeseen injury had done a lot more than simply taken Williams out of the football game.
He was paralyzed and his doctors warned him that he might never regain the use of his legs ever again. It was really a game of wait and see. Williams claimed that doctors told him: "They tell you what heals, will heal, whenever it decides to, so there’s no guarantee that I ever get [better].”
Williams knew that the odds weren't in his favor, but he still decided to continue carrying on.
He went through a grueling rehabilitation process in the hopes that he would one day walk again. He even admitted that there were some days that weren't easy, but he wasn't willing to accept that his situation was permanent.
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