For Ashley MacLean-Kearse, the journey to her high school prom has been far from easy, but she was determined to put up a fight.
Back in November, the 19-year-old was left a quadriplegic after a home-invasion shooting in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. She survived the incident but was left fighting to press ahead with her life completely changed.
The bullet struck MacLean-Kearse in the spine and left her paralyzed from the chest down. Four people were later arrested on charges including attempted murder.
“I pretty much had my life ripped away from me,” MacLean-Kearse told the news outlet.
While in the hospital recovering, MacLean-Kearse continued to complete her school work and fought back to gain some of her old life back. Her goal was to attend her high school prom in June, reports the CBC.
Yesterday, MacLean-Kearse joined her fellow high school graduates on their special night.
“She can’t do what she wants to do – get up and dance with her friends, which is how it should’ve been,” herRead More »from N.S. girl attends high school prom after home invasion left her paralyzed