Students across America are coming up on graduation season, and Dan Barkus wanted to be sure his family could spot him in the crowd. Naturally, a little tinkering was necessary.
Today, a chapter in your lives ends. But tomorrow holds new promises for the future, and blah blah etc. etc.—graduation speeches are awful. Unless your principal gives the address in a full Iron Man suit.
Austin Whitney, a 22-year-old student, was able to walk on his graduation day at UC Berkeley. Why is that surprising? Because Whitney is paralyzed from the waist down and needed an exoskeleton to make those seven steps.