EXCHANGE: Brain injury doesn't bar man from college degree
June 18, 2017
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — He stood stage left, clutched a cane in his right hand and waited underneath his black mortarboard for his name to be called.
Then it was.
Shelton, 29, of Dunlap, stepped toward the similarly be-robed man who held the empty container of his diploma from Illinois State University. The actual diploma would be mailed at a later date.
Following an unusual fall and a traumatic brain injury in 2008, Shelton's right foot is turned permanently inward and a brace clamped around his lower right leg was out of sight beneath his black graduation robe. He walked hal...