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Mom Surprised By Diploma After Helping Her Quadriplegic Son Through Graduate School


On May 20th, Marty O’Connor was awarded his MBA at Chapman University, according to KDVR. After receiving his diploma, Marty's mother, Judith O'Connor, was called out by the announcer as a "special individual" and asked to stand up. 

Judith has accompanied Marty to every single one of his classes to assist him in his education after an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Faculty had decided to award Judith with an honorary degree, which they gave her as a surprise during the ceremony:

Source: KDVR