Teen Who Was Paralyzed in Wrestling Match Goes to Prom And is Nominated Prince
Hunter Garstin suited up and went to the Independence High School's prom on Saturday.
Since he was paralyzed in a wrestling match in 2013, Hunter Garstin has made leaps and bounds in his recovery.
The Tennessee teen has refused to let the spinal cord injury that initially left him with no feeling from his chest down stop him from reaching major milestones.
The teen, steadfast in improving, can take unassisted steps, release a hand as he stands and in his most recent accomplishment, go to prom.
Read: Paralyzed Teen who Shocked Nurse by Walking is Getting Ready for the Prom
Garstin suited up, met his date Kinsey McCarthey, and went to the Independence High School’s prom on Saturday, WKRN-TV reported.
The pair was all smiles as they posed for photos that featured Garstin standing with the assistance of a walker. Garstin had extra reasons to celebrate the achievement as the teen was nominated prom prince at the dance.
Since the 2013 incident, Garstin has made several trips to Switzerland for a special stem cell treatment that’s not readily available in the U.S.
Read: 'Paralyzed Bride' Celebrates Mother's Day with New Baby
Each trip to Switzerland costs about $20,000.
The trips have been made possible by donations by the people who have supported him, Garstin told the television station.
Those interested in helping Garstin can go to his website HunterStrong.com where his family is selling t-shirts to help with his treatments or to his GoFundMe page to donate to his cause.
Watch: Teen with Autism Has Sweetest Reaction to Cheerleader Asking Him to Prom
Trending on Inside Edition
Taylor Schabusiness, Suspect in Meth-Fueled Murder Who Attacked Attorney in Court, Fit to Stand Trial in JulyCrime
Reports of Naked Woman Climbing Tree in West Palm Beach Neighborhood Leads Investigators to Dead Body: CopsCrime
Victims Identified After Female Shooter Kills 3 Children, 3 Adults at Private Nashville Christian SchoolCrime
Mom of Newborn Baby Found Stabbed to Death in College Dorm in 1996 Cold Case Identified, Cops SayCrime
Boy, 10, Shoots Brother, 12, in the Chest Inside Pennsylvania Home: CopsCrime
Missing Teen Scottie Morris Found Safe After Running Away in 'Punishment' Shirt That Said 'I'm a Liar'News