BROOKINGS, S.D. - It's been nearly a year since Hills, MN football player, Trenton Bass, was hurt during a football game, causing a spinal injury. Since that life changing day, we've been following along with his recovery, from Minnesota to Colorado and back. Now he's moving away from home and into college.
It's a big day for many freshmen. They're getting their first taste of college as they move into their dorms. It's an even bigger day for Trenton Bass.
"I was excited before and I think I'm excited now, I've spent a lot of time with my parents the last 10 months, 11 months, and so I'm pretty excited to get away from them for awhile," Trenton Bass said.
Trenton is going to be living with Isaiah Vis, a friend from high school, who says this is a day they've been waiting for.
"We've been talking about doing it ever since he got injured and in the hospital, and we've been ready, toured a couple times, and we've been ready," Trenton's roommate, Isaiah Vis said.
It's been almost a year since Trenton was hurt on the football field. For this Hills-Beaver Creek graduate, to be moving into college is something his parents are proud to see.
"His progress from day of injury from basically not being able to move at all, to now being pretty functional on his own, there's a lot he can do now, yeah he will be able to take care of himself on campus, but for the most part he's doing really good," Trenton's dad, Jeff Bass said.
So as boxes are moved and furniture set up, Trenton is ready to take on this next chapter.
"It's going to be a really big change, but I'm definitely looking forward to it, excited to get on with my life and do something else," Trenton Bass said.
Trenton is going to be majoring in mechanical engineering.