Shooting victim graduates medical school to honor doctor who saved his life

DETROIT, MI (WCMH) — Kevin Morton Jr says he wants to pay the kindness and compassion forward, that was shown to him by a doctor the night he was almost killed, by becoming a doctor himself.

According to NBC News, in 2007, Morton, then 22, nearly died when he was shot during a robbery at the fast food restaurant where he worked in Oakland, Michigan. He was given a 10 percent chance of surviving the gunshot wound that pierced his abdomen, but thanks to Dr. Dharti Sheth-Zelmanski, Morton lived.

Nine years later, Sheth-Zelmanski was there for Morton again as he graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“The compassion and drive that Dr. Sheth has shown in trying to save my life … I just wanna pay that forward,” Morton told NBC News.

Morton will now be starting residency at the very same hospital where he spent 50 days recovering from the gunshot wound.

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