By: May 13, 2005posted on:
(Originally published May 13, 2005)
By doctor’s estimates, Tiffany House shouldn’t be alive today, more than 10 years after she was diagnosed with a rare, disabling genetic disease that robs its victims of muscle strength and, almost always, their lives.
But House, a petite, effervescent blonde who uses a wheelchair, is accustomed to being somewhat of a medical marvel.
On Friday afternoon, the 22-year-old was one of the elite few whose black cap and gown was accented by an orange and blue honor sash as she crossed the stage at the University of Texas at San Antonio, signaling her completion of a bachelor’s degree.
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