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Video: Wheelchair-using student brings crowd to tears, walks across stage to accept diploma

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RICHMOND, Va. – There was not a dry eye in the house when wheelchair-using student, Jim New, walked across the stage to accept his diploma.

According to WTVR, when Jim was a freshman at Glen Allen High School, he made it his goal to walk across the stage to receive his diploma during his high school graduation ceremony.

Four years later, Jim, who was born with cerebral palsy, accomplished his goal.

As Jim walked across the stage to accept his diploma, the arena filled with thunderous applause.

Jim’s mother, Carol, says her son increased his therapy sessions in the weeks leading up to graduation in an effort to achieve his goal.