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Woman told she wouldn’t live past the age of five graduates from Alverno

Woman told she wouldn’t live past the age of five graduates from Alverno

Brianna Walker has overcome quite a bit in her life. When she was very young, her bones were growing more quickly than her heart, and doctors told her parents that their daughter wouldn’t live past the age of five. She was also born with a cataract in her right eye, leaving her legally blind in that eye, but none of these obstacles have slowed her down. In fact, they’ve given her a perspective that many her age don’t have – every day is a gift.

A psychology major, Brianna’s goal in life is to help people any way she can. This once shy and reserved young woman, who wasn’t supposed to survive, gave the student address at commencement on December 14. Fox 6 was there to share her story.