Sunday, friends and strangers came together in support of Michael Wells. The 12-year-old was shot at a friend’s house on September 29th. While police investigate what happened, her focus is on his recovery.
“He’s doing remarkably well. It’s a miracle that he’s here. He hasn’t moved his left side yet, but that’s all in time. It will come back to him,” says Tina Wells.
Michael still can’t walk, but doctors gave him the go ahead for his very first outing since the shooting. He attended a fundraiser in his honor at Krazy Kafe.
“It’s all going good,” says the 7th grader after the crowd cheered as he came into the room. “A little overwhelming.”
“Very sad situation and then I heard that we had a single mom here that really needed help and there were two other children at home. It really touched my heart,” says Darlene Oliver.
Oliver didn’t know the Wells, but wanted to help. All the money raised at the benefit will go to cover the medical bills that are piling up.
“I do have an amazing son and that’s what all these people are here for is my son,” says Tina Wells.
Even if you couldn’t make it to the fundraiser, you can still help the Wells family. Donations to the Mike Wells Benefit account can be sent to any Wells Fargo branch.