And now your weekend commencement update:
Seven years ago next week, Garrett Bazany, then 15, performed a double front flip on his family’s trampoline. He landed on his head and woke up in the hospital, paralyzed from the chest down.
He thought his life was over.
He persisted through high school and went to college with a plan to be a physician’s assistant.
His name was the last one called on Saturday at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Then he walked to get his diploma.
Video at 2:04:50 here.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.