LOGAN -- A Utah State University student recovering from a climbing accident managed to stand from her wheelchair and walk across a stage on crutches to accept her diploma.
The Deseret News reports it was a milestone in Brittany Fisher's 14 months of recovery.
Fisher was rappelling down a cliff in Southern Utah in the middle of the night when she lost control of the rope.
The 22-year-old from Naperville, Ill., completed her studies during physical therapy. She was given a standing ovation recently during the graduation ceremony.