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Credit: WJW

COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio — A wheelchair-bound high school student in Ohio walked across the stage at graduation on Friday to receive her diploma, according to WJW.

Katharine Clark, who was born with cerebral palsy and is considered a quadriplegic, graduated from Columbia High School on Friday.

Katharine’s dad, Vince, had always promised to carry her everywhere. He passed away in 2007.

Inspired by her father, Katharine set a goal at the beginning of her freshman year: to walk across the stage at graduation.

“I want to make my dad proud,” Katherine told WJW.

Katharine practiced for two years using special equipment to help her stand. With tears streaming down her face, she walked across the stage on Friday.

Read more: WJW