By Shannon CoganNBC NewsLOUISVILLE, Ky. —
A high school senior who likely taught his teachers and fellow students a few things about life received his diploma Monday.
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Ten years ago, when Willie Burton was just 8 years old, he was making news as the first person in Kentucky to use a Hartwalker device.
"It helps me be more able to believe that I could walk," he explained at the time.
Now, Willie Burton is 18 years old and officially a graduate of Fairdale High School.
"Sometimes I just sit back and I ask, 'How did I wind up with such an amazing kid?'" his mother Brenda Burton said.