A Rustburg man is overcoming tragedy to continue going after a dream.
Jamie Johnson was paralyzed from the neck down July 2. His family was traveling back from Myrtle Beach, when the car they were riding was hit by a large truck in North Carolina. Johnson's wife was killed.
Before the accident he was a student at Miller-Motte Technical College in Lynchburg, training to work in health care. Thursday, Miller-Motte awarded Johnson an honorary healthcare assistant degree.
"It feels great," Johnson told WDBJ7. "After what happened I never thought I would get to finish. I knew eventually I would be back, I just didn't know when."
Johnson hopes to one day return to school and get certified to be a medical lab technician.