It’s graduation time for high schools and colleges, and that means graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies are usually pretty similar — you hear a speech and then you applaud — but on Sunday at CBC, it was emotional and electric.

Drew Hessler is a young man who suffered a terrible accident. He was not supposed to walk again, but he did.

He did it with hard work and perseverance.

With the help of photographer Tom Stasiak, Frank Cusumano has the story.