Nine years ago, Kevin Morton Jr. was a college student and was finishing up an evening at his job as a fast food restaurant manager. For some yet unexplained reason when he was getting into his car to head home, a man approached him and shot him. The then 22-year old was shot in the abdomen. Morton was able to drive his car a couple of blocks before he passed out and the car crashed. But it was enough to get him the attention that he so desperately needed.
There is speculation that the robber thought that he might be carrying a cash bag from the restaurant prompting the attempted robbery. To this day the crime has not been solved. Morton needed two years to recover and he spent two months in St. John Hospital in Detroit.
Even though he was given only a 10% chance at survival, Morton made it through with the help of some great doctors. Those doctors and surgeons made such an impact on Morton’s life that he changed his major from bio-chem to pre-med. Now they call him Dr. Kevin Morton Jr. and he is beginning a surgical residency at that very hospital. He now works with the very same people that saved his life. He wanted to pay it forward and he will do exactly that for a very long time. Congrats, Kevin!