BOULDER CITY, Nev. - It's Friday at Boulder City High School, and the school spirit is about to get cranked up because of a surprise visitor.
Student Gulian Grasso was badly hurt in a skateboarding accident months ago. Gulian's return to Boulder City High School is a miracle.
His classmates, meanwhile, did more than just show up for the assembly. Students surprised Grasso with a check for $1,181 - money they raised to help with his health care.
"The cool thing about this school is the kids, when they found out about it," said Boulder City High School Principal Kent Roberts. "So, there was every expectation that he would come back."
Gulian's classmates held various fundraisers. Sophomore Samantha Hanson sat across from him in math class.
"I knew Gulian could make it through this, because he's strong. He's my inspiration," she said.
"His resiliency through everything he does, he wants to be a Marine," added junior Adam Peterson.
The Boulder High School Eagles swim team donned t-shirts dedicating their season to Gulian. Both Gulian and his classmates continue to inspire each other.
"Oh my goodness, it was so awesome. I actually started crying up in the stands - excited to have him back, enrolled and in school. It's just a great surprise," Samantha said.
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