Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Surprises Classmates & Walks Graduation

Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Surprises Classmates & Walks Graduation

October 12, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


THE FOOTAGE ALSO SHOWS PLUMES OF SMOKE BILLOWING. IT’S ABOUT 40 MILES WEST OF BAGHDAD. A SOUTH FLORIDA TEENS LIFE CHANGE THE FOREVER SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN SOMEONE SHOT HIM LEAVING HIM PARALYZED. BUT TODAY HE MADE THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL WALK OF HIS YOUNG LIFE. AARON WILLIS ROLLING TRIUMPH ANT AT GRADUATION. I’M REALLY HAPPY AND BLESSED TO BE HERE. BECAUSE I COULD HAVE DIED BACK IN 2012. BUT I’M STILL HERE AND I GRADUATED. Reporter: WE FIRST MET AARON WHEN HE WAS 15, PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE BACK AS HE ROAD HIS BICYCLE HOME. A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY. EVEN THEN, THIS ATHLETE, WAS NOT BITTER. GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Reporter: WE WATCHED HIM RETURN TO SCHOOL NINE MONTHS LATER IN A WHEELCHAIR. A AREA AFTER HE WAS SHOT WE WATCHED HIM WALK WITH BRACES AND A WALKER. BUT THIS DAY, HE INTENDS TO WALK, TO REALLY WALK, ACROSS THE STAGE AND RECEIVE HIS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. AARON’S PARENTS HAVE CRIED SO MANY TEARS OF HEART ACHE, TODAY, SHEDDING A DIFFERENT TYPE OF TEARS. TEARS OF JOY AND TEARS OF KNOWING THAT THERE IS A GOD SOMEWHERE. Reporter: AND THEN, THE MOMENT ARRIVED. AARON WILLIS’ NAME AND USING SPECIAL ROBOTIC LEGS HE RECEIVED THE MIAMI PROJECT TO CURE PAR REALLY SIS — PARALYSIS, AARON WALKED ON STAGE.