December 19th marks one year since 16-year-old Aaron Willis’ life was changed forever.
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.
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.
A 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.
Aaron 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.