Joel Breneman, center, walks up a stairwell during a Barry University graduation at the James L. Knight Convention Center on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Breneman graduated from the School of Social Work, defying all odds after undergoing several heart surgeries during his time at Barry; two of them in this last semester.
Joel Breneman, center, walks up a stairwell during a Barry University graduation at the James L. Knight Convention Center on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Breneman graduated from the School of Social Work, defying all odds after undergoing several heart surgeries during his time at Barry; two of them in this last semester. ROBERTO KOLTUN rkoltun@miamiherald.com
Joel Breneman, center, walks up a stairwell during a Barry University graduation at the James L. Knight Convention Center on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Breneman graduated from the School of Social Work, defying all odds after undergoing several heart surgeries during his time at Barry; two of them in this last semester. ROBERTO KOLTUN rkoltun@miamiherald.com

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