Aaron Willis

Miami Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Making Progress One Year LaterDecember 19th marks one year since 16-year-old Aaron Willis' life was changed forever.
Spinal Cord Injury Patients To Swim With DolphinsA group of patients with spinal cord injuries spent a day swimming with dolphins in the Florida Keys.
Miami Teen Paralyzed In Shooting Goes Back To ClassIt was a morning of new classes, new friends, and new challenges for South Florida students who headed back to school Monday but for one tenth grader, the challenges were far greater as he learns to adapt to life in high school in a wheelchair. But even that can’t dampen Aaron Willis’ spirit.
Teens Saved At JMH Celebrate Hospital's No. 1 Ranking Two teens, both whose lives were saved at Jackson Memorial Hospital, will attend the hospital’s celebration of being named, by U.S. News & World Report, the number one hospital in South Florida.
Booker T. Washington HS Students Live With Learning In A War ZoneLong before the sun rises, Miami's Booker T. High School slowly starts to come to life. In the darkness, security guards open gates and unlock fences as the first students lumber in before 6 am. For some the breakfast they'll receive may be the first thing they've had to eat since their school lunch the day before.
Paralyzed Teen Becomes Hero By Showing His StrengthA young South Florida man paralyzed by a bullet is inspiring others with his strength. Fifteen-year-old Aaron Willis was shot in Midtown in December of 2012, and has been getting used to life without the use of his legs.
Gun Violence The Norm For Some South Florida Students Booker T. Washington High School is surrounded by violence.
Community Leaders Gather To Stop Gun ViolenceHundreds gathered at Miami Jackson Senior High School to talk about ways to stop gun violence.
Special Delivery For Miami Teen Paralyzed In Drive-By ShootingIt was a site that brought tears to the eyes of Sammie Willis, whose 15-year-old son Aaron was paralyzed from the waist down on December 19th when a bullet struck him in the back in a drive-by shooting.
Pastors Demand Change Over Miami ShootingsMore than 20 pastors from around Miami-Dade met with Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa for a few hours on Tuesday and say he endorsed some of their ideas to curb the shootings that plagued the inner city.
Exclusive: Miami Teen Shot In Back Released From HospitalA 15-year-old youngster who was shot in the back five weeks ago while riding his bicycle is home from the hospital and says he prays he one day will be able to walk again.
Teen Shot While Riding Bike Looking For AnswersAaron Willis, 15, remains in the hospital Friday more than a week after he was shot while riding his bike. Willis may never walk again because the bullet that hit him did extensive damage to his spine.
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