Kaelin Hall: JLJ Center Ambassador, his story (WDRB.com)

From Stephan Johnson, WDRB.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Kaelin Hall heads to Simmons College of Kentucky’s campus on 4th Street each day on a mission.

After a standout basketball career at Moore High School in Louisville, Hall turned to the streets and joined a gang.

“I was in the streets because I lacked love somewhere,” Hall said.

He admitted he didn’t find that love in the streets. But one day, there was a wake-up call. On March 8, 2016, he was shot several times, leaving him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He said it was the second time he’d been shot in six months.

“I think that’s when it sunk in,” he said. “It’s really time to get it together.”

Hall said he was part of a gang, and the outcomes weren’t much better for its other members.

“Most are dead,” he said. “… dead, jail or some of them have lost their damn mind. … Seriously.”

Since being shot, Hall has changed his life, his friends and his surroundings. And on Sunday, Simmons President Dr. Kevin Cosby introduced Hall at an annual fundraiser.

Full article can be seen at WDRB.com.

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