Mantachie native to graduate from Ole Miss after life-changing event

Seth Dickinson & mentor Ryan Upshaw | Photo: Ole Miss

An Ole Miss student with Itawamba County ties will earn his degree this weekend after the dream almost faded three years ago.

Posted: May 9, 2018 11:31 AM
Updated: May 9, 2018 11:32 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA/Press Release) - An Ole Miss student with Itawamba County ties will earn his degree this weekend after the dream almost faded three years ago.

Three years ago during spring break, Ole Miss freshman Seth Dickinson suffered an "unexpected hemorrhagic stroke," which left him comatose on his bedroom floor.

"When Dickinson awoke from his coma nine days later, the Mantachie native was paralyzed and mute," reports Edwin Smith of Ole Miss.

He could not read, write, speak and walk.

"Worst of all was being told that he would no longer be able to pursue his education at the university," Smith reports.

Dickinson will graduate from Ole Miss this Saturday, May 12 with a degree in public policy leadership.

He is the son of Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson and Teresa Dickinson of Mantachie.

He plans to go to law school and aspires to be a health care administrator in the Magnolia State.

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