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Wheelchair-bound teen walks across stage for diploma

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A Michigan teen gives her friends and family a special surprise at her high school graduation.

For the first time they saw her get out of her wheelchair and walk to get her diploma.

18-year-old Angeline Lavasseur was born with a degenerative spinal disorder and has lived her entire life in wheelchair, but on Saturday, with a brace under her gown and crutches supporting her arms, she was able walk across the stage just like her fellow graduates.

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