Despite being paralyzed, one San Diego teen was determined to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma.
Patrick James Ivison was run over by a car when he was 14 months old.
He's been paralyzed ever since. But for the last three years he's endured six hours of physical therapy and training every day to be able to walk at graduation.
In the end, it all paid off. The crowd at Scripps High School stood and cheered as Ivison walked across the stage.
"It was honestly one of the best days of my life," he said.
"It's inspiring really, I mean he has had to deal with some tough stuff and the fact that he has gotten through it with a good sense of humor, it's fantastic," Daniel Alexander, a fellow graduating senior, told Fox 5 News.
Ivison said he now has another goal.
"Maybe do like jumping jacks at college graduation or something like that?" he said. "I don't know - let's not put that for sure cause I can't commit to that one."