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Florida Atlantic University student's story inspires others

Florida Atlantic University student's story inspires others
Posted at 7:08 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 04:19:15-05

With roughly 30,000 people on the Florida Atlantic University campus, everyone has a story to tell. However, not everyone knows how to tell their story.

Bobby Reardon was in that situation.

"Really reserved," said Reardon. "Really don't go out of my way to talk to people."

There's a lot more to Bobby.

He was born in Lake Worth, diagnosed with cerebral palsy at six months and is in wheelchair.

He didn't let that get him down, his focus is now school.

"Always tell myself stay resilient because there's going to be people that's out there that are going to tell you, you can't do something you're not good enough to do this," said Reardon. "Never give up on things you want to do."

Earlier this year, Eli Dreyfuss found Bobby to share his message for a new series called "Owls Among Us." The series profiles different students. Bobby was the first.

"You know enhance their life through photography and filmmaking," said Dreyfuss.

The four-minute video and a portrait of Bobby quickly spread around campus.

"No one really knew his name as most universities and now after the film, a campus of 30,000 people recognize him," said Dreyfuss.

It even caught the eye of FAU head football coach Lane Kiffin who handed Bobby sideline passes and locker room access.

Now Bobby's story is an inspiration around campus.