Out of Coma, College Student Looks to Future

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With graduation season is in full swing, it's time for graduates to look to the future, something Connecticut college student Robert Aliano is eager to do.

Aliano has been through a long, agonizing recuperation after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver three years ago.

"I never thought this would happen. After all I've been through," Aliano said, who remained in a coma for the first year after the accident. Since then, he's been fighting just to regain movement.

The accident happened in his last semester of college. He's also been finishing up his final 12 credits.

"Today brings closure to it because it's one of the biggest things Robert wanted to accomplish," Aliano's father, Nick, said.

"The whole thing is a miracle. It's a miracle that he survived. It's a miracle that he's here today," his mother, Lori Aliano, said.

Aliano said his next goals are to find the person who hit him and get a job with an international flower delivery company or sell houses with his father.

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