GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Ibrahim Samia, or "Ibra" for short, has plenty of friends at Watkins Mill High School, but his best friend might be Matthew Johnson, a science teacher at the school.
"We're going to be best friends for life," Johnson told WUSA9. "I know that."
Samia is 19-years-old. He goes to high school and, like many boys his age, loves to watch football. He also has athetoid cerebral palsy.
According to Johnson, Samia, who was born in Kenya, had little access to medical care and didn't have a wheelchair until he moved to the U.S. when he was 13.
"He did not have a wheelchair. [Samia's] dad would carry him around, and when he came to enroll here at Watkins, his dad was carrying him in."
Someone donated a used wheelchair.
For six years, Samia has used that chair, but it wasn't made for him.