WATCH: Teen who broke back in ATV accident overcomes odds to walk at graduation

Published: Sunday, June 09, 2019 @ 2:57 AM

Doctors gave Audriana Michrina, who graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School, only a 10% chance that she would ever walk again after she broke her back falling off an ATV.
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Doctors gave Audriana Michrina, who graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School, only a 10% chance that she would ever walk again after she broke her back falling off an ATV.(WPXI.com)

A Pennsylvania graduate defied the odds by walking across the stage to accept her high school diploma Friday night.

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Doctors gave Audriana Michrina, who graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School, only a 10% chance that she would ever walk again after she broke her back falling off an ATV. 

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Doctors put two metal rods and 12 screws in Audriana's back. She spent months in a rehab center and is now in intensive physical therapy.

Earlier this week, Michrina told Pittsburgh's WPXI that she was determined to make her dream of walking at graduation come true.

"What am I going to do about graduation? When I get married? All the things you dream about? Here I am, and I can do it because I didn't give up," she said.

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Michrina plans to go to Duquesne University in the fall and hopes to find a career in the medical field so she can help others.