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Basketball Star Loses Leg and In Coma After Robbery

Basketball Star Loses Leg and In Coma After Robbery


ACCEPTED A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO PLAY BASKETBALL IN COLLEGE AND WAS ON HIS WAY TO FULLFILLING HIS DREAM. TIM: NOW, THE 17 YEAR OLD IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER A SHOOTING. DALAUN DILLARD HAS MORE. ” BENSON HIGH SENIOR KESHON HENDERSON JUST ACCEPTED A FULL- RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO A COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS. TINA HENDERSON/MOTHER: “HE’S BEEN ON THE VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM WITH BENSON HIGH EVER SINCE HE WAS A FRESHMAN.” BUT THE NIGHT AFTER HER SON SIGNED WITH JUDSON UNIVERSITY… HIS LIFE CHANGED. TINA HENDERSON/MOTHER: “I GOT A CALL THAT MY SON’S CAR WAS TAPED OFF, ABOUT 9:30. I WENT TO THE SCENE AND SAW THE CAR BUT MY SON WAS NOT THERE.” HOURS LATER, SHE FOUND OUT HER SON WAS IN SURGERY. HE’D BEEN ROBBED AND SHOT SEVERAL TIMES NEAR 42ND AND SPRAGUE. TINA HENDERSON/MOTHER: “THERE WAS A BULLET THAT WENT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE LUNG, INTO THE LEG.” DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS RIGHT LEG. AND DUE TO COMPLICATIONS… THE 17-YEAR-OLD IS NOW IN A COMA. TINA HENDERSON/MOTHER: “THEY DON’T KNOW IF HE’LL BE BACK TO RESTORED TO HIS SAME MENTAL STATE WHEN HE DOES BECAUSE HE HAS SOME BRAIN CELLS THAT HE KIND OF LOST IN THE SWELLING.” JUARQUATE BROWN/AUNT: “THIS IS A GOOD KID. HE DID NOT DESERVE ANY OF THIS. YOU NEVER WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU.” HENDERSON CARRIES A SLEW OF ACCOLADES. ON THE COURT… AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… IN THE CLASSROOM. TINA HENDERSON/MOTHER: “I JUST WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT HIM. HE’S ONE OF THE KIDS WHERE YOU DON’T REALLY HAVE TO CORRECT A LOT.” NOW HIS CLASSMATES, TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE COVERING HIM WITH PRAYERS AND LOVE… WHILE HIS FAMILY FIGHTS TO STAY STRONG. “IF I’M ALWAYS WEAK, I CAN’T GIVE HIM ANY STRENGTH WHEN I GO IN THERE TO THE SIDE OF HIS BED TO TALK TO HIM, SO I’M TRYING TO REMAIN HOPEFUL.”” THE MUSKIES WON THEIR HOME

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