Local Woman Overcomes Car Accident to Walk at Graduation

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

Thomasville, GA -- June 7, 2012 --

Yolanda Huston, a 36-year-old Thomasville resident, sits in class at Southwest Georgia Technical College. However, back in Feb. 2012 her future wasn't so certain.

"On my way home, I got hit head on by a truck and it flipped me up in the air, onto the other side of the road," Huston said.

Huston cannot afford a car, so she would often make the three mile trek to school on her bike.

The accident cause serious damage to one of her legs, but her determination remained strong.

"She only missed one night and that was the night after her wreck and she was in the hospital, so she just missed that night," said Huston's professor Chris Parrish.

Huston had a long road to recovery, but she completed the rest of her classes in real-time online, never missing an assignment.

After years of hard work and months of rehabilition, Huston will walk across the stage Thursday night and finally recieve the diploma she's worked so hard for.

She now hopes others can use her story as inspiration to overcome.

"If you have a desire to go back to school, just set a goal and try to accomplish your goal; everyday, every week, every hour."


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  • by Mack Location: Hosford on Jun 8, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    Its nice to see people saying nice things for a change!! Congratulations on your diploma Ms. Yolanda!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    Hope she's suing the shirt off the back of the driver that hit her.
  • by Midway Granny on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    Yolanda...To God Be the Glory!!! From one believer to another God is obviously still on the Throne...God bless you and all of your future endeavors and your family as well!!!
  • by tally mom Location: tally on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:03 AM
    WOW! What a story- Inspiration all the way!
  • by vince on Jun 8, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    college next? keep going! im 39 and just got my aa. you can do it!
  • by Tallahassee GED Grad on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Congratulations, Yolanda! You've only just begun. I got my GED back in 80's and have been working for 27 years with the state. Don't stop now!!
  • by MS. G Location: Florida on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:30 AM
    Congratulations Ms. Huston, you can do all things through Christ Jesus which strengthens you. I pray that God will richly bless you in all your endeavors.
  • by Donna on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    So happy for you Yolanda. Congratulations on your GED! You are an inspiration to all that with determination you can accomplish anything. This milestone will open up many new opportunities for you and you will be able to afford a car. Congrats again! I hope employers are taking note of your name and maybe you will be offered a job from this post.
  • by Jason on Jun 8, 2012 at 03:30 AM
    God is so good!!! CONGRATS!! God is a healer! & working miracles all the time. You got the victory because He got up. Thank God you made it sister. I wish you many more years of success & lots of happiness =)
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    WTG Yolanda. WTG! I am so proud of you and your determination. God bless you!!
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      by yolanda on Jun 7, 2012 at 09:19 PM in reply to Cheryl
      thank you for your support, Bless you....
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