This is Abbie. She is graduating with her master’s degree today, and as you read this she has already WALKED across the graduation stage with the help of her brother. (pictured here) CONGRATULATIONS, ABIGAIL!
This is a particularly momentous occasion because Abbie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 7 months of age, and after numerous operations- she was told that she would never walk again in 2006. At her undergraduate commencement in May 2014, she defied the odds and walked the stage in her walker- and has once again done the same today.
Abbie wishes to thank Marywood University students, faculty, and staff for their acceptance and support over the last two years. She certainly would not have journeyed to her master’s degree anywhere else! Thank you all, and GO PACERS!