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'I am not a label:' CWU fashion student defies the odds despite his disability

One local young man is defying the odds and challenging stereotypes in the process.

It's a big day at Central Washington University (CWU) for 20-year-old Dylan Rothwell, who was recently accepted to the school to study fashion design.

But his journey to this milestone hasn't been easy.

“It's just me and the sewing machine, and the thread and fabric,” said Rothwell. “I'm enjoying the process; it's very calming.”

A 'happy place' for Rothwell, who has always been fond of various forms of art and discovered fashion at a young age.

Read more of this story on KIMA-TV.

May 18, 2017

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