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Retired Marine Corporal defies odds, graduates from University of Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A retired Marine Corporal who lost both his legs and his sight received his diploma from the University of Kentucky on Friday. 

Matt Bradford was severely hurt back in 2007, when he lost both his legs and his vision. But in April of 2010 he defied the odds and became the first blind, double amputee to re-enlist in the Marines.

In 2012, he retired from the military and decided to pursue his college degree from UK.

"I've been in Rupp Arena. I've been on the floor of Rupp Arena, but walking across receiving a diploma, it's truly amazing," Bradford said.

Bradford earned his degree in Media Arts and Studies and History. He credits his wife with helping him reach his goals.

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