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BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - For a lot of high school senior's graduation and walking the stage to get their diploma signals the end of a journey. Our Nolan Crane shows us one high school senior whose walking is just the beginning.

Trevor Wallace is one of 27 students at Prairie View Academy who will be graduating tonight at 7:30. Walking across the stage will be a special moment for him and his family.

"Thanksgiving day 2010, he was deer hunting with his father, there was an accident, rendered him a paraplegic," said Melanie Wallace.

Trevor's teachers admire his hard work and determination, not only in relearning how to walk, but also as an honor roll student.

"Trevor is my favorite student and I love him to death. He is like one of my own children and anything we would ask me to do, I would do it," said Diana Dew.

Trevor says walking across the stage and receiving his diploma is a dream come true and thanks to his braces, tonight his dream will become reality.

"Walking across the stage to get my diploma is something I always wanted to do since I was hurt two years ago.

It's my way of showing, anybody can do anything they set their mind to," said Trevor Wallace.

"There is going to be pride welling up in my heart because I see him accomplishing a feat that not too many people in his same situation could do," said Diana Dew.

Trevor has some words of advice for anyone who thinks life is unfair or too hard.

"Just know that anything is possible, and god is not going to put you in a situation that you can't get through," said Trevor Wallace.

After Trevor graduates he says he is going to college to become a doctor so he can help people like those that helped him.

Trevor graduated fifth in his class and he wants to thank the Shriners who paid for his braces that helped make walking the stage possible.

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