Teen credits Marvin Zindler for getting him to graduation

Luis Romero approaches the stage to accept his diploma at his high school graduation Saturday -- a moment he says he may not have experienced without the late Marvin Zindler's help

June 5, 2011 7:50:01 PM PDT
A senior who graduated from Waltrip High School on Saturday says he might not have made it without ABC13's own Marvin Zindler's help. Five years ago, Luis Romero's eighth grade English class wrote Action 13's Marvin Zindler.

They hoped Zindler would give Romero a new, motorized wheelchair.

Romero's old wheelchair was breaking down, but his parents couldn't afford to replace it.

Zindler came through.

Romero thought of Zindler as he graduated and as he prepares for the next phase of his life.

"He helped me a lot during the time I needed the most help. I always like to remember the people who helped me," Romero said.

Romero plans to attend Houston Community College then transfer to the University of Houston. He wants to study computer engineering and software programming.