GLENDALE, Calif. (KTVU) - Graduation is a time of new beginnings, and that was specifically true for one California girl.
However the Glendale, California 8th grader was determined to walk onstage at the Toll Middle School graduation.
It took a year for Stanovich to strengthen her core and upper body for the big walk.
The big day finally came with the help of some leg braces, two friends and a walker.
Stanovich took her first steps in years, up the ramp to the graduation stage.