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Nurse's aide Saint Kankam, grandmother Nadine Balenger, dad Steve Balenger, grandmother Rejane Quirion, and mom Sylvie Balenger with Nick Balenger (front row) after Lake Braddock's graduation ceremony at the GMU Patriot Center.

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Balenger Story: Walking Tall

Nick Balenger, paralyzed after a swimming accident, walks at the Lake Braddock graduation ceremony.

Every Lake Braddock senior who walked across the George Mason University Patriot Center stage for a diploma received applause and praise for 12 years of hard work. But only one student received a standing ovation for simply walking.


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