Originally posted on CBS Chicago:
(CBS) – A Leo High School student who threw himself on his cousin last fall to protect him from gunfire barely survived. But Friday, he got to feel like a high-schooler again and do the unthinkable: attend his prom.
It was a miraculous moment months in the making for senior Miles Turner. Still on the mend after suffering five gunshot wounds, he sported a white tux and sparkly class ring for his night to shine.
“I feel on top of the world. I’m just so happy that my son is here to even go on this prom,” his mother, Angela, says.
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Back in October, a police officer gripping a rifle guarded the scene near 64th and South Rhodes, where a gunman opened fire wounding turner’s cousin.
Turner threw his body on top of his cousin to try to block the shots, but was wounded himself.
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