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Kyron Green, 11, makes walking steps

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 10, 2019– Kyron Green, 11, of Belize City, a student of Standard 4 at the St Luke Methodist School on Mahogany Street, suffered a gunshot injury during a shooting where the shooter stood in the doorway of the One Plus One Shopping Center on the Central American Boulevard and fired into the store at a man whom he wanted to kill.

The target was hit into his abdomen, but young Kyron Green, who was in the store at the time, was struck by one of the shots, and the bullet was lodged in his spine, rendering him paralyzed.

The incident occurred on the evening of May 17, in a store on Central American Boulevard. Kyron was rushed to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, and after their assessment, the doctors concluded that the bullet could not be removed at the facility and that Kyron must be sent overseas for the operation.

Kyron spent 5 weeks in the KHMH, and he was discharged in June to go home, but he had little or no mobility, said his mother, Marsha Belisle, because the slug was lodged in his cervical vertebrae, paralyzing him from the neck down.

After collaborations with the World Pediatric Program, Marsha Belisle and Kyron were flown out to Shriners Children Hospital in Texas USA.

On September 4, Belisle announced that the slug was removed successfully from his cervical vertebrae.

Today, Marsha Belisle wrote on her Facebook that Kyron is up and walking. She is encouraged that he will walk solely on his own, and thanks the members and staff of the Shriners Hospital, and God for blessing Kyron for being strong and determined like her.

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