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Paralyzed from the chest down in a tragic 2016 car accident, Ashley Nicole Cosme's carefree teen life took an unexpected turn. As doctors work to reverse her Diffuse axonal injury (DAI), brave Ashley has stayed positive throughout exhausting surgeries and physical therapy and never once gave up on her dreams of becoming a veterinarian.

Watch the emotional moment Ashley opens a surprise acceptance letter from Mercedes Early College Academy in Texas! The video was originally recorded 2016 but mom April Castro recently shared the joyful memory on social media.

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