- 13-year-old Martrell Stevens inspired the world when he graduated as valedictorian of his class in Wadsworth STEM Elementary School
- Years ago, Martell was hit by a stray bullet that left him disabled from the waist down
- Unfazed by the tragedy, he set to graduate top of his class and he achieved it by being the valedictorian
A Chicago gang crossfire in 2008 was the beginning of tragedy for young Martell Stevens. Martell was a victim of shooting that led to him being disabled from the waist down. At age 9, he was confined to a wheel chair but Stevens didn't let that sad event kill his spirit.
At age 13, he has grown up to be a man beyond his years. Though on a wheel chair, he aimed at graduating top of his class and his dreams came through when he emerged valedictorian of his set in Wadsworth STEM Elementary School.
NAIJ.com earlier reported a bus conductor who ended up bagging a Phd in the UK.
In an interview, the 13-year-old revealed that it took a while for him to accept his condition but when he did, he realized it was for a good reason. He said: "It's a blessing, it's not a curse, now, I'm finally realizing it happened for a reason."
People congratulated him on social media.
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