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18-year-old graduates from Southern Oregon University

Posted: May 26, 2019 6:13 PM
Updated: May 28, 2019 10:19 AM

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says "he could memorize anything... he would tell things that happened a year before and none of us would remember and they were little things." natalie says "he would be our gps in the car, if he'd been there once he could tell us directions to there." jonathan reinerds mom, natalie castle said she noticed something different about her son at a young age and got him tested. natalie says: "he came back on the autism scale, high-functioning, and so we really quickly." at 8 years old...his i-q was tested as 160. jonathan finished high school at just 15 years old and worried about getting accepted to college at such a young age. jonathan says: "it's quite an honor to know that they were willing to take a chance on me at 15 to accept me to sou." and now...after turning 18 just 2 months ago...he'll be getting his diploma. jonathan says "graduating at such a young age...that's not something that just doesn't happen open, it's a rarity. so, that was definitely motivation for me, the accomplishment." but any great accomplishment comes with adversity to overcome natalie says: "this kid has struggled.... when he was very young, he was hopitalized for a long time...he has struggled with many medical conditions along the way... in and out of hospitals. but he still managed to beat the odds.... when i asked him how ...he points to his mom jonathan says "i've kind of followed in her bootsteps." jonathan says "i've just been inspired by her and what she's done." jonahan graduates from
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