Paralyzed Pennsylvania high school student walks at graduation

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (WKRN) – A Pennsylvania high school student paralyzed in a car accident defied the odds when she walked across the stage to receive her diploma.

17-year-old Kiera was critically injured in a car accident in October, but at graduation with her physical therapist by her side, she got out of her wheelchair and walked.

It was a long road and a lot of therapy but Kier has always had that one goal in mind.

“She wanted to walk at graduation. Simple as that. And she’s been working every day with the therapist to do just that,” said Kiera’s father Bill Pheiffer.

Kiera has been staying at a rehabilitation center and says she is counting down the days until she can go home at the end of the month.

According to Kiera’s mother, she still dreams of becoming a physical therapist.

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