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Photo Goes Viral After People See What’s Next To This Teen

A Florida teen sitting in a wheelchair was watching a high school homecoming parade. As the junior ROTC walked by, the child did something that sadly so many sports heroes, teachers and celebrities have not been doing: he stood to show his respect.

Arek Trenholm, 16, hadn't been able to stand up for years. The Leesburg resident was born with spina bifida, a debilitating condition. But when Trenholm saw the America flag passing by, he pushed himself up with his hands on the arms of his wheelchair and stood as straight as he could.

His uncle heard someone say, "He's standing!"

"I knew what he was standing for, in an instant," said Myron Leggett, a photographer taking photos of the parade. "I whipped around real quick with the camera and just started snapping pictures of him."

"Really made you proud of him, and what he was doing," Leggett added.

The photo went viral. Fox 13 News visited Trenholm to ask why he stood during the parade. "I didn't want to be disrespectful, and I always stand up when ... they do the flag," he told them.

Source: Fox13
Photo: Facebook/Myron Leggett

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