A high school student paralyzed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse overcame tragedy and celebrated a major milestone on Tuesday.
Student Brad Humphrey showed his dedication to his education as he graduated from Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School.
Humphrey was at the Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds last August when the stage collapsed, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others. He was paralyzed and now uses a wheelchair.
Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse
His principal, Stephanie Nixon, said hes has inspired other students along his road to recovery, RTV6s Ericka Flye reported.
He has brought the class of 2012 closer together, Nixon said. "Hes always taking care of others, checking on others, seeing if they were OK. Coming to school every day was inspiration to our students.
To show their solidarity, all students used the handicapped accessible exit to leave the stage in honor of their classmate.
"Hes always taking care of others, checking on others, seeing if they were OK. Coming to school every day was inspiration to our students,
Humphrey is an honor student and said he wants to attend college in hopes of becoming a dentist.
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