Friday, May 13, 2011
'Anything Possible,' Speaker Tells Grads
LITCHFIELD, Ill. -- Alexis Wernsing isn't the type of person who sits around feeling sorry for herself.
The 36-year-old Litchfield resident is in a wheelchair and can't use her hands due to cerebral palsy, but that didn't keep her from earning an associate's degree at Lincoln Land Community College. She will be the speaker at Friday's LLCC commencement ceremonies, and she plans to continue her studies in art history at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. One day, she hopes to return to Lincoln Land to teach.
"If you have a dream, if you are willing to work hard, anything is possible," Wernsing said. "We all have junk in our trunk. Mine is just more visible."