A Norwood teen who has become an inspiration for many received his high school diploma on Sunday.
Matt Brown joined his classmates in the Class of 2012 as they made their way across the football field at Norwood High School.
It has been a long two and a half years since Matt Brown was injured during a Jan. 2010 hockey game against Weymouth. The then 16-year-old broke his C-4 and C-5 vertebrae and spent months recovering in an Atlanta hospital.
In the two years following his accident, Matt Brown has been the inspiration for rallies, charity games, and even the Bruins Foundation.
The Bruins were so inspired by Matt that Patrice Bergeron visited him during his recovery in Atlanta. In March of 2012, Matt dropped the ceremonial puck at the Bruins game after the Bruins Foundation donated a new wheelchair to the Norwood teen.
Matt has remained optimistic throughout his recovery, telling FOX 25's Crystal Haynes that he is thankful he was wearing Norwood's white, blue, and yellow colors when he was hurt.
Matt Brown will head to Stonehill College in Easton in the fall. He is currently undecided, but is leaning towards a major in business.