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Paralyzed Teen Walks The Graduation Stage Just One Year After His Accident

Credit: WUSA

Nick Balenger, high school senior and former star pitcher of his school's baseball team, shocked his classmates for the first time at the homecoming game at which he stood for the first time after being paralyzed just 3 months before. Nick had been swimming on vacation in Hawaii when he dove into shallow water and became paralyzed. Shock number two on his road to recovery came recently when he manged to walk the graduation stage to accept his diploma, with only the assistance of a walker guiding him the whole 50 feet and a cane to manage the stairs.

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