LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – It’s not everyday someone gets a day named in their honor. The city of Lauderhill has proclaimed April 9 “Michael Brewer Day.”
“I think it’s pretty awesome,” said Brewer.READ MORE: Parkland dad Manuel Oliver "very angry" following Texas elementary school shooting
An awesome honor for a 16-year-old who beat seemingly insurmountable odds after being doused with alcohol and set on fire over a year ago, allegedly by three other teenagers.
“This is so wonderful, I’m honored, Michael’s honored,” said his mother Valerie Brewer.
Mike Brady is the mastermind behind the proclamation and golf tournament that will be held on April 9 to help raise money for Brewer.
“This is a way to help Mike,” said Brady.READ MORE: 18 children, 2 adults killed after shooter opens fire at Texas elementary school
Brady says Brewer’s story touched his heart and he wanted to help. Brady told CBS4’s Gwen Belton he lost two of his own children to a car crash in 1992.
“This kid has been through a lot. I have talked to so many celebrities and everybody is giving stuff,” said Brady.
Brewer’s family says they greatly appreciate the kindness that has been shown to them by strangers as the teen continues to heal.
“Recovery-wise he’s doing well. His body has healed, but his mind has a long way to go. He still struggles a lot with what happened, I’m sure he will for a long time,” said his mother.
Brady says it’s going to be a fun filled day with lots of surprises for Michael, but they also want to send a message.
“We need to let everybody in the community know that we don’t tolerate bullying,” said Brady.MORE NEWS: Florida lawmakers tee up property insurance changes
Michael’s alleged attackers remain behind bars.