After 18-year-old Jake Thibeault was paralyzed in a hockey game, he made an extraordinary prediction to the head of school at Milton Academy outside Boston: that he would walk at graduation. Steve Hartman reports.
Determined to walk again, Jake Thibeault was able to receive his diploma standing on his own two feet.
Determined to walk again, Jake Thibeault was able to receive his diploma standing on his own two feet
CONGRATS CLASS OF 2022!👏 When his name was called, Jake started rolling his wheelchair across the stage. Then stopped and stood up. With leg braces and a walker, but completely on his own, Jake Thibeault took 30 steps and crossed his finish line.
Nine months after he was partially paralyzed by a hockey injury, Jake Thibeault slowly made his way to the stage while the crowd cheered him on.
Injured Milton Academy Hockey Player Jake Thibeault Celebrates Sitting Up On Instagram
What an honor to be a part of Opening Ceremonies & ’s Unified Sports Challenge! I’m so inspired by all 3000 athletes competing this week! Thank you , Mark Henry, Gary Peyton & Anthony Thibeault for representing ! Good luck this week Anthony!