December 19th marks one year since 16-year-old Aaron Willis’ life was changed forever.
A group of patients with spinal cord injuries spent a day swimming with dolphins in the Florida Keys.
It 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.
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.
Long 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.
A 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.
Booker T. Washington High School is surrounded by violence.
Hundreds gathered at Miami Jackson Senior High School to talk about ways to stop gun violence.
It 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.
More 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.