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Nothing will stop Shaela

Kesslyn Cousins, Staff writer

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Shaela Warkentin was 15 when she got into a car accident that resulted in her losing her eyesight. When she woke up in the hospital, the Fresno teen asked the nurses if they can remove the covering over her eyes, little did she know she was blind.

After seven years of hard work and much dedication she will soon be graduating from Fresno State on May 19th. She will be graduating with a bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in child development. The accident occurred on March 8th, 2011 when Shaela, her sister and a friend were all returning from a church youth group. While waiting at a red light, a truck plowed into the back of the car.

Doctors thought it would take years to recover, but she was back and ready to return back to Bullard that fall to start her junior year. She learned how to walk with a cane and her guide dog, Lennox. She was also involved in adaptive sports for people with disabilities.

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