Rogers Ssembatya at Riverside Middle School in December 2011, two months after he underwent delicate spinal surgery at St. Vincent Healthcare.
Roger Ssembatya, who came to the United States in 2010 from Uganda, is recovering from spine surgery he underwent in October.
Ssembatya meets with Riverside Middle School counselor Tiffany Parish after school on Wednesday.
Roger Ssembatya pushes his wheelchair through a hallway at Riverside Middle School on Wednesday. Less than two months after intricate surgery, he's back at school and enjoying life.
Roger Ssembatya already has the best Christmas present he could have asked for.
Roger Ssembatya has suffered more trials in 15 years than most people experience in a lifetime.
Roger Ssembatya, 15, puts on a big smile from his hospital bed on Wednesday at St. Vincent Healthcare. Roger, who is from Uganda, had complex surgery on his spine to improve his ability to breathe.
Roger Ssembatya listens to his guardian, Terry Fettig, right, talk with the media on Wednesday at St. Vincent Healthcare. Nadine Hart, a physician assistant, at left, met Roger in Uganda in 2006, when the boy was suffering from major medical problems, and, with Fettig, helped to bring Roger …