Sacramento Teen Triumphs After Diving Accident

Oct 20, 2014 4:17 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Sacramento teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down in a summer diving accident and vowed not to let it stop him from succeeding in his senior year of high school has been named his school's homecoming king.

Andy Wu was one of six boys vying for the honor at Bella Vista High School when he was crowned as homecoming king on Saturday night.

The 17-year-old fractured his spinal cord in late June when he dove off a rock into Folsom Lake and hit his head in the shallow lake bed.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Andy returned to school within weeks of the accident determined not to let a wheelchair slow him down. He is co-president of his senior class and in the process of applying to UC Berkeley and Stanford.


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