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Judy O' Connor followed her son, Marty O' Connor from Florida to Southern California to be his hands and legs. She attended every class with him for two years, taking notes for him and helping write down the answers to test. In 2012 Marty was left paralyzed after he fell down a flight of stairs and was left without the use of his hands and legs. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary-school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to receive his degree during commencement Saturday at Chapman University in the Los Angeles suburb of Orange County.
During the graduation ceremony at Chapman University, the faculty and Board of Trustees awarded Judy with an honorary M.B.A. degree for her work and sacrifices in helping Marty achieve his goal.