Courageous law graduate walks for first time in five years after horrific car crash

Lewis Raymond Taylor who has turned his life around from alcohol abuse and violence. He is setting up an affordable life-coaching service in Portsmouth to help inspire people to greater things. 
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REAL LIFE: From a life of crime to a life-coach

  • University of Portsmouth graduate Jerry Daliel received law degree from UWE
  • Ex-police officer was left wheelchair-bound in 2011
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A UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth alumnus walked for the first time in five years at his second graduation ceremony.

Receiving his law degree from the University of West England, Jerry Daliel got a standing ovation from classmates as he rose from his wheelchair.

Ex-police officer Jerry was in a horrific car crash in 2011, before graduating in Crime and Criminology from Portsmouth last year.

Father-of-three Jerry said: ‘During the Portsmouth graduation ceremony, I was not fit enough like the others to stand and receive the honour.

‘However, during my fresher days at UWE, I had promised my classmates that I was going to work extra hard healthwise to be well enough to be honoured standing.’

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