The magician Dynamo got an honorary degree from Bradford University. Here's an excerpt from his speech:
MAGIC is so much more than tricks!
MAGIC is being able to take an idea that doesn’t yet exist and make it real.
MAGIC is defying conventional wisdom, confounding skeptics and creating progression through amazement in a cynical world.
MAGIC is a baby’s first steps and Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile. It’s the University of Bradford’s breakthroughs in facial recognition, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and Floyd Mayweathers unbeaten record.
MAGIC is every single one of you graduating here today.
Do read the whole thing. A reminder that even poor kids with poor health can reach their dreams.