WATCH: Man left paralysed after being shot by police does the unthinkable

2017-08-22 15:50
PHOTO: Twitter/Leon Ford

PHOTO: Twitter/Leon Ford

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He was told he would never walk again after cops shot him five times – but the father-of-one defied the odds and is slowly learning to walk again.

Leon Ford, from Pittsburgh, US, was shot by police in 2012, after being pulled over for a minor traffic offence.

Police mistook Leon for another suspect, Lamont Ford, but still proceeded to shoot and charge him. He was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Upon his arrival at the hospital, doctors told him he would never be able to walk again

"Just imagine being shot, waking up, and finding out you're paralysed,” Leon told Vice in 2015, “then finding out you're being charged and facing a lot of years in prison."

Leon was later cleared of all the charges laid against him. 

And now against all odds, Leon has managed to take his first steps. Astounding footage posted on Twitter, by Leon himself, shows how his adorable son encourages him to persevere and keep walking. 

The young boy can be heard telling his daddy, who can be seen walking in a frame, to “keep on pushing.”

"Quality time with your children is the most valuable investment. And for me, it is paying off,” Leon told the Mirror.

Leon has since walked to his son's little league football games in attempts to try and encourage people to not give up.

"So if you want to change the world its simple - be positive and show up,” he says. 

Sources: Blavity

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