Rochelle man walks 7 months after crash left him paralyzed

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One man's long journey of defying the odds is making us Chicago Proud. (WLS)

One man's long journey of defying the odds is serving as a big inspiration for people around the country.

Just seven months ago, Cole Thomas was told he'd never walk again. On Friday, he walked out of a Chicago rehab center.

Thomas, of Rochelle, Ill., was paralyzed in a car accident last September. Less than a week later, he entered the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

He graduated from the lab with the support of family, doctors, nurses and fellow patients.

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