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WE ARE NORTH TEXAS Podcast - True Inspiration: Corey Borner overcomes to walk again, graduates from UNT Dallas

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Brought to you by the University of North Texas System, WE ARE NORTH TEXAS focuses on innovation, compassion, ideas and accomplishments in our home region of Dallas-Fort Worth. Hosted by UNT System Chief Communications Officer Paul Corliss. The UNT System is the only university system based in DFW and includes the University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas. With our heart in North Texas, we transform lives and create economic opportunity through education.

This is a story of determination, courage and faith. Corey Borner suffered a spinal cord injury playing high school football in 2009 that knocked him down, but not out. After multiple surgeries, Corey learned to function in a wheel chair and adopted the mantra “Find a way.” Indeed he has found a way – to graduate from high school, graduate from college and become a motivational speaker. And in August he walked for the first time in 12 years – across the stage to pick up his diploma from UNT Dallas.