HOUSTON – A video of a Humble Independent School District student, who uses a wheelchair, walking at his graduation is making its rounds on social media.
Nick Tijerina graduated from Atascocita High School Saturday.
Tijerina has to use a wheelchair to maneuver around after he was shot at 13 years old during an outdoor middle school basketball tryout in Edinburg, his mother, Donna Kaye Rex, said.
According to Lubbockonline, Tijerina was one of two kids shot with an assault rifle while trying out for their middle school basketball team in 2011.
The ceremony was filled with chilling claps and cheers as he made an incredible effort to cross the stage walking.
I don’t know this young man’s story, but I had to video his accomplishment. I decided to post it this morning after seeing all the pictures sent out on Twitter. I hope the family does not mind. It was an incredible moment!Posted by Robert Sitton Humble ISD Trustee on Sunday, May 27, 2018