High School Senior won't let wheelchair hold him back

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - From the basketball court to the football field, one West Florence High School student, who doesn't have the ability to walk, is proving that no matter the challenge, you have to always keep your head up.

After 18-year-old Mardsen Miller graduates from West Florence High School, he's hoping to attend Clemson University and then take on a career in information technology.

"I have reading, employee transition, government and math," he said.

Miller has been in a wheelchair all his life. He was born paraylized from the waist down; he says its not easy, especially when the football and basketball players takes the field.

"At the end of every season, I cry because I want to be on the field," said Miller, who stays positive, finding a way to show his love for sports in a different way. He's the Football and Basketball Manager for the school. "I thought it would be very cool to be around the players."

Miller's positive attitude along with his faith in God is what this high schooler says keeps him motivated. He describes himself as a popular guy around campus with a 4.8 GPA and had just one piece of advice for others on their journey: "Just keep your head up," he said.

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