“I had to do what was necessary for me to walk this year.”
For the past school year, Corey Patrick has gotten up at 4:30 a.m. each morning to catch a local bus to get to Tarrant High School, in Alabama, on time.
Earlier this month, he began the journey from his Birmingham home as usual—but this time, in his graduation gown.
“Even when he would get out of school he couldn’t get from that side of town until 5:19 when the bus runs back over there. So he doesn’t make it back this way until about 6:30 or 7 o’clock,” his mother, Felicia White, told WBRC.
Patrick added to the station: “I had to do what was necessary for me to walk this year.”