“Seek A Miracle … Impossible Is Nothing.”
That is what the University of South Florida wrote when they posted this inspiring video, and no more appropriate words could have been said.
Sam Bridgman suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system and heart. The disease causes loss of coordination from the toes to the fingertips, and Sam has been confined to a wheelchair since he was 18 years old.
Friedreich’s ataxia is life-shortening, so Sam has decided to make the most of whatever time he has. While he was still able, he decided to get his master’s degree from the Muma College of Business Sport & Entertainment Management program at the University of South Florida.
When it was time for him to receive his diploma, though, Sam did something that left everyone in attendance absolutely stunned…
— USF (@USouthFlorida) May 7, 2017
With the help of his trainers, Sam walked across the stage to get his diploma!
The video has since gone on to inspire thousands, which is exactly what Sam has hoped his life would do. He is currently working for the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, but also gives motivational speeches to encourage kids to make the most out of their lives and helps raise fundsfor the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.
“I try to make the best of things and enjoy life to the best,” he said.
We’re sure there are many more great things in store for this inspiring young man!
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