Thousands of students took part in graduation ceremonies this weekend.
The Roane State Community College Nursing Class of 2013 Pinning Ceremony included a woman whose journey to this point is what many are calling a miracle.
Elaine Staggs of Nashville suffered from a traumatic car crash in August 2011.
As a student at Roane State, Staggs also worked as an EMT.
During a vacation in New York, Staggs said she pulled over to help a driver in trouble.
While assisting the victim she got hit by a car, throwing her over an overpass.