Parkland Survivor Who Saved 20 Persons Was Finally Released From Hospital, And He Refuses To Be Called A Hero

Date April 5, 2018

The last patient from the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been finally released from the hospital.

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When a gunman entered the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 15-year-old Anthony Borges was trapped in a classroom together with 20 other people. As the gunman came to the classroom and began shooting, the brave teenager barricaded the door with his body, preventing the shooter from entering. Everyone who was in that classroom survived, including Anthony, who was shot five times.

According to CNN reports, a third of Anthony’s lung had to be removed. One bullet came close to his liver, and three bullets hit his legs in the deadly shooting that took the life of 17 people.

Anthony has a long way to recovery as a result of his wounds. During the interview with NBC’s Today show, he could barely speak. Correspondent Kerry Sanders asked:

A lot of people are very thankful for what you did. Have you even thought about that?

The teenager shook his head no.

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Even though Anthony doesn’t think himself as a hero, many other people do, as his family has received many letters of gratitude not only from Anthony’s friends, who started to call him “the real Iron Man”, but from people all over the world.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help support the 15-year-old student and soccer player, which now raised nearly $800,000.

But the life has changed for Anthony and his family. They’ve already changed their house as the doctor said that climbing starts is too much for the young man.

Anthony’s attorney said that his family is planning to sue Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, and the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Get well, Anthony! You are a true hero in our hearts.

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