Finance student defies the odds


June 02, 2011

A week before his senior year, Marquette finance and marketing student Adam Rilott broke his neck in a car accident and was deemed a quadriplegic.

"The doctors were preparing me for life in a wheelchair. It really wasn't something I was willing to accept," said Rilott.

So he did his research and connected with a rehabilitation center in California, specializing in spinal injuries.

On May 22, 2011, he walked across the stage at graduation.

Watch Adam Rilott’s inspirational story from WISN-TV (ABC 12) online.