A video of a Little Chute high school student with Down syndrome went viral when he received his acceptance to Edgewood College last year.
Noah Van Vooren is now in his second semester at Edgewood and thriving.
"I love it," Van Vooren told News 3. "I love going to Madison."
But his college experience hasn't been without challenges.
"Our whole life changed forever when we got that letter," Noah's mom, Kara Van Vooren, said of his Edgewood admission. "[We were] excited, scared and frantic, all at the same time and just so happy for him."
Over the first several weeks, both parents and son missed each other greatly.
"It's been a bumpy ride," Kara Van Vooren said. "To say it's a roller coaster maybe isn't fair because there are an equal number of highs and lows on a roller coaster, and we feel the first semester was maybe more lows than highs."
"I miss my parents a lot," Noah Van Vooren said.