Balaal Hollings has turned his tragic situation in a joyous occasion.
The high school senior and student body president, who was shot in the head after trying to break up a fight two months ago, surprised classmates and walked across the stage at his Northwestern High School graduation.
Not only did the homecoming king received his diploma, he gave a tear-jerking speech about perseverance and gratefulness.
“First of all, I wanna thank God. It is so good to be alive,” he said. “I forgot a lot of stuff, I forgot how to walk. I forgot how to talk, but I didn’t forget how to eat.”
“It is great to be alive,” he said during interview. “I got shot in the head and I’m now fully rehabilitated.”