Injured St. James Teen Attends Graduation Via Skype

ST. PAUL, Minn, (WCCO) – A Minnesota teenager found a way to be a part of his high school graduation following an accident that put him in the hospital.

On Thursday, Ross Henderson was doing work on a farm in St. James when he slipped inside a feed trailer. His leg got caught in the auger and was severed.

He was airlifted to the Twin Cities for an emergency amputation. But the surgery and recovery meant he’d have to miss his high school graduation.

Luckily, his family came up with a solution. His brother Alex had another camera at the graduation and used Skype to bring the John to the ceremony. Alex walked for his brother and accepted his diploma.

“Seeing all my friends up there, waving, smiling at me, they think I’m part of the group still. Feels like I’m there actually,” said Ross.

He was even able to toss his hat, like his classmates.

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