According to his mom, Megan, walking at his graduation was a goal she had set for him at the beginning of the year. She told 10TV WBNS that Blake had been walking a little in the fall but had some medical complications. He started walking again three weeks ago, and worked with a therapist to get him ready for the big day.
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“Blake walked on the stage today for his preschool graduation, a goal I set for him at the beginning of this year, not knowing what medical trauma was ahead of us. Not a dry eye in the room! He did it,” she said.
The moment was even more special because his classmates had never seen him walk before.
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