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Alex Watters, 26, of Okoboji, Iowa is one of the few in Siouxland that was chosen to travel to Washington D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration. But his journey to get to where he is now is one that was long and hard.
In the beginning of his freshman year of college, Alex lost the use of his legs and hands due to a diving accident that damaged his spinal cord. And it left him with many months of recovery.
"I had no idea that I would have 6-months of recovery...ahead of me you know, what was in store?" said Watters.
Now moving around with a motorized wheel chair, Alex was able to go back to college and get the education he's always wanted.
"You have to keep going after things, you have to still have a life that's worth living," he said.
But for Alex this was all just the beginning...
His first full time job was as a paid field organizer for the Sioux City Arm of Organizing for America, a community group working on President Obama's re-election during the 2012 Presidential Election. This position then lead him to what is now an opportunity of a lifetime, his trip to D.C. for the inauguration.
"Feeling like we accomplished so much, and having so much of the staff that fought, from Iowa to be able to go out there and take part in this it just made me sit back and realize that we helped make this possible."
Watters said he hopes to inspire many with his accomplishments, and as for President Obama...
"I hope I made the president happy, and accomplish that goal."