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Tulane alum Derrick Edwards an inspiration (including to Hoda) after tragedy

In Hoda Kotb’s Tulane University commencement speech, one of her shared life lessons for the graduates was fueled by the inspiring drive of Derrick Edwards. She met Edwards 20 years ago, after he was in a tragic high school football accident that left him paralyzed. He says the encouragement he received from many, including Hoda, motivated him to never give up on his goals.

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