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Child shot in neck prepares to resume middle school

Keshun Vasser says he’s blessed to be heading back to school again after he was shot in September by an 11-year-old.

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 6:06 PM
Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 6:51 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Nervous and excited is how Keshun Vasser described his fast approaching return to school.

The 12-year-old’s life was drastically changed when he was shot in the neck after school last year.

At Le Bonheur in Memphis, Vasser underwent intensive care. In New Orleans, he focused on rehabilitation, but he’s not letting the accident change him.

“Even though I’m still in a wheelchair, I’m still acting the same that I used to before the incident,” said Vasser. 

The shooting caused the student to lose leg mobility, but he can still move his hands to direct his wheelchair.

Vasser is grateful his mom’s been by his side the entire time.

“She just works hard," said the middle-schooler. "She does everything to keep me happy and healthy, and makes sure that I do better.”

Keshun shared that his story can inspire other students.

“I can teach the other kids that if you have bad days are having trouble, you can always make it through God," shared the 12-year-old. "Even when you’re having bad days you can make it.”

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