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Stevelyn Robinson: The Little Guy With The Lion Heart

By Susan Christensen of Methodist Rehabilitation Center

When he ran hurdles for Kilmichael’s Montgomery High School, Stevelyn Robinson never took practice jumps at a track meet.

He wanted to see the flabbergasted faces as his 5-foot frame flew over chest-high barriers and past taller opponents.

“I was always the smallest and nobody thought I could do anything,” said the award-winning, three-sport athlete from Winona. “Even my mom was scared for me to play football.”

“Then I watched him take down kids twice his size, and he proved he could hang with the big guys,” said Sheila Robinson. “He doesn’t give up on anything.”

December will mark three years since Stevelyn suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury, and the little guy with the lion heart is still unstoppable.

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Students with Disabilities Find Welcoming Environment, Assistance

September 20, 2017 By Edwin Smith of University of Mississippi News

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Valentine’s Day 2011, Rhett Unbehagen did not consider himself to be a person with a disability.

But while running on his high school campus that day, the University of Mississippi student experienced a 70 percent loss in his lung capacity. Barely breathing and covered with hives, he was rushed to the emergency room at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune.

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UM Honors Two Employees with Access Awards

April 20, 2017 By Edwin Smith of University of Mississippi News

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees have been recognized for their outstanding service to assist students with disabilities.

Meghan Edwards, a graduate assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, and Heather Duncan, administrative coordinator in the Patterson School of Accountancy, were presented Access Awards in the faculty and staff categories, respectively, Wednesday (April 19).

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UM Student’s Drive Helps Him Accomplish Goals

September 20, 2016 By Christina Steube of University of Mississippi News

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi senior P.J. Sheffield has not missed an Ole Miss football or baseball game in seven years. He’s been to every home basketball game for five years, and every fall Friday for the last 12 years, he has been on the sidelines at Saltillo High School’s football games.

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Scientist Finds New Calling at Ole Miss

September 19, 2016 By Christina Steube of University of Mississippi News

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi graduate student Yelda Serinagaoglu grew up in Ankara, Turkey, with a deep love for science. She was an active student when her life suddenly and completely changed.

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