CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Correction: 3NEWS was misinformed as to John Martinez's diagnosis. He has cerebral palsy, not muscular dystrophy.
A student at Veterans Memorial High School, John Josiah Martinez achieved a huge goal by graduating high school Sunday.
"John J," as they call him, has cerebral palsy which has him in a wheelchair. He had a special goal to walk the stage like the rest of his peers and he accomplished it.
Principal Scott Walker told 3NEWS that "John J" teamed up with his therapists from Driscoll Children's Hospital, his teachers from adaptive education and other staff to accomplish his goal.
The entire audience and students from the school gave him a much-deserved standing ovation.
Walker added that John is a wonderful young man and an amazing student.
More from 3News on KIIITV.com:
- Corpus Christi firefighter saves graduation day for Calallen students
- Nueces County deputies have wild 'tail' to tell after wrestling alligator
- 'He blew me away': 13-year-old becomes radio station DJ in Corpus Christi
- Sean Strawbridge resigns as Port of Corpus Christi CEO
- Valero officials: No 'offsite concerns' nor injuries reported during refinery fire
- Here's when you can watch the 2023 solar eclipse over Corpus Christi
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for your daily news and exclusive extended interviews.
Do you have a news tip? Tell 3!
Email email@example.com so we can get in touch with you about your story should we have questions or need more information. We realize some stories are sensitive in nature. Let us know if you'd like to remain anon