Michigan man’s gunshot ordeal inspires him to become doctor

A gunshot victim whose life was saved by Detroit doctors has graduated from medical school and hopes to help others like the surgeons who treated him.

The Detroit News reports that Kevin Morton Jr. graduated this month from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He plans to specialize in surgery so he can perform the same life-saving operations on other gunshot victims.

Morton was a 22-year-old college student in July 2007 when he was shot while he was sitting in his car after work. He was taken to Detroit’s St. John Hospital, where surgeons worked for hours to remove the bullet from his abdomen and stop the bleeding.

He survived five surgeries, about six months in the hospital and more than a year of recovery.  (AP)

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