MANAWA – Alex Schultz has taken another step closer to his goal.
They said he would never walk again, but Schultz walked into the gymnasium and up onto the stage to receive his diploma from Little Wolf High School (LWHS).
“I’m nervous, but I’m proud,” Schultz stated.
“I always had faith in Alex and I’m really proud of him,” his friend Drew Taylor said.
It has been almost three years since the 19-year-old was injured in a car accident. Told he probably would never walk again, Schultz set out to prove them wrong. Aided only with a cane and support from his brother, Schultz walked proudly into the gymnasium to take a seat with other members of the LWHS Class of 2010. He walked alone onto the stage to receive his diploma.
He credits his success to strong support from family and friends, and lots of therapy.
“I’m excited to see the big night has come for Alex,” stated District Administrator Duane Braun. “He has had a long road.”
“We have seen a man walk again,” stated Jordan Riesenberg in his valedictory address.
For Schultz, this is just one step toward his goals.
His plans for the immediate future are to first take a break, then eventually attend school to become a parole officer. He chose that profession because “I talk a lot and I can give them firsthand advice.”