15-Year-Old Recovering From Shooting Gets Early Christmas Present

(WBRC) – Sunday, the joyful sounds of Christmas could be heard throughout Bread of Life World Outreach Ministries church. Pastor Zanthia Turner told the congregation, they have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

No one is more thankful that Patrice Leonard. Her 15-year-old son Christian Savage joined her Sunday for a special blessing at the church. This comes after Christian spent 108 days in the hospital fighting for his life after he was shot while playing video games in his family’s apartment earlier this year.

“Some nights I would just turn to the window and look out and just pray because I didn’t know what tomorrow would be,” Leonard said.

Even though Christian is now blind in one eye and suffering from a traumatic brain injury, his recovery has been nothing short of a miracle. CONTINUE