An Amherst County student beat the odds and was able to walk with his class during his high school graduation on Saturday.
Amherst County High School graduate Nicholas Alexander Casey survived a brain aneurysm when he was 14-years-old.
Alex lost the ability to speak and walk.
And despite reports that there’s a 50% chance of survival, Alex got his diploma Saturday afternoon.
“He has been through so, so much and we are so blessed to be at this point .It’s just, it’s overwhelming,” said Darlene Floyd, his mother.
His classmates cheered him on, as he has been a shining example of determination.
It was the same determination to complete his studies that led him across the floor to receive his diploma, one step at a time.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Alex.