Cerebral palsy sufferer graduates from ODU|
By Jim Washington
"NORFOLK - There was no place for Angela
As she rolled onto the floor of the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old
Dominion University on Sunday, West couldn't find a spot to park her chair at
A professor quickly removed a seat to make room, and West joined fellow students
preparing to receive their diplomas.
It was just another obstacle to be overcome.
West, who has severe physical challenges caused by cerebral palsy, graduated
Sunday with about 1,100 other students. She earned a bachelor of science degree
after 4-1/2 years studying recreational therapy. She hopes to find a job helping
other people with disabilities.''