"I will someday be able to live my life the way I want," Shane said, reading from his English essay. "I will have to go through countless hours of therapy. This is my choice, it will be worth every second of hard work sweat and pain and that's it."

Shane hopes to be out of his wheelchair by the time he's 30, which gives him about a year. And when he's out of that chair and walking, KXLY will be there too.