She wanted to overcome the torture of other students teasing her, spit wads being thrown at her and the debilitating disease that weakened her.
Gabrielle 'Gabe' Ford refused to use a wheelchair despite her stuggles to walk and wanted to move across the stage for her 1998 Lake Fenton High School graduation on her own two legs.
When she went to do it, however, she fell and many students laughed.
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