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Brooklyn Teen With Cerebral Palsy Graduates as Valedictorian

Brooklyn Teen With Cerebral Palsy Graduates as Valedictorian

By Lori Bordonaro

Brooklyn teenager Johileny Meran was all smiles Friday as she received her high school diploma. But her journey to graduation day wasn’t easy.

Meran has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She was bullied as a child, grew up in a homeless shelter and lost her mom to cancer five years ago. The odds seemed stacked against her.

But she was motivated to not only get her diploma from Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, but to walk away with top honors. She was named valedictorian and received a full scholarship to New York University.

“I made it through. I was able to overcome many of the things that stood in my way,” she said.

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