In 2017, Robert Paylor was playing rugby for UC Berkeley in the NCAA National Championship Game, when the unimaginable happened.
He was carried off the field on a stretcher -- paralyzed. Paylor became a quadriplegic.
Doctors had told him that he would likely never walk again. But that's not the end of his story because the same doctors were wrong.
Overcoming the odds, Paylor will take perhaps some of the most important steps of his life, walking across the stage to receive his college diploma on Sunday.
NBC Bay Area’s Terry McSweeney speaks with Paylor on his journey.
Watch the full interview in the video above.