Go ahead and try to keep a dry eye through this. In 2018, Laurel High School’s Hayden Hamilton was paralyzed from the neck down after a hit in a high school football game. The other night, HE WALKED!!!! To get his diploma at graduation - and then got a standing ovation.
A Pittsburgh are high school football player who had been paralyzed three years ago during a high school football game... received a standing ovation at his recent high school graduation as he stood from his wheelchair and walked 10 yards to receive his high school diploma, which was a shock to all his friends and classmates.
Hayden Hamilton did this on the same field at Laurel High School where his life changed forever when, as a sophomore on the football team, he was severely injured during a tackle on Aug. 31, 2018.