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Graduation Day Arrives For Colin
Prince Edward County High School senior Colin Werth (second from left) will graduate this Saturday. Colin, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, plans to walk across the stage to receive his diploma. The Werth Family from left are mom Diane, Colin, sister Gwen and dad Alex. (Photo by Rob Chapman)
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY - A handful of graduation photos have just arrived and colorfully decorate a table in the Werths' home. In just over a week, Colin is set to walk across the stage, shake the superintendent's hand, and receive his high school diploma.
"Yeah, I'm ready," Colin says, when asked if he's excited. "I've been ready. It was a big year."
It's been about four years since we visited with Colin and his family-dad Alex, a biology professor for Hampden-Sydney College, supportive shuttle-driving mom Diane and little sister Gwen.
Colin, a polite, soft-spoken young man, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Though he spends most of his school day in a power wheelchair, he plans to walk this Saturday. Gwen will be there for a helping shoulder should he need it.
"I'm actually...very well," Colin says, when asked how he is doing physically. "...Compared to other people with my condition, it's pretty rare...to find people like me that (are) 18 that are still walking."
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