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O.C. Teen with Cerebral Palsy Gets Out of Wheelchair to Walk for 1st Time in Life

By CBS Los Angeles

He’s spent most of his life in a wheelchair. Octavio Nieto, a 17-year-old senior in Orange County, walked about two weeks ago — the very first time in his life — to the cheers of his friends and classmates. The walk was captured on cell phone video. It was just a few steps — but he was just getting started.

Nieto is a student at Tesoro High School and enrolled in a program for students with special needs. Friday evening, KCAL9’s Stacey Butler spoke to Kevin Corbett and Dave Bulloch, the two teacher who helped inspire Nieto to walk.

“It’s just been the most incredible Christmas present you could ask for as a teacher to be able to see a student take his first steps,” said Corbett.

“He fell into my arms and looked up at me and looked me right in the eyes,” said Bulloch about Nieto’s very first triumphant steps.

Then the teen told his teachers something profound. “I can do anything with the help of God and we just sat there and we go, are you serious and he says nothing is impossible with God,” Nieto said.

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