When 17-year-old Daniel Wesley saw a young woman April Peck, being thrown from a car, he immediately took action.
Peck had been shot, and when Wesley rushed to the side of the road to help her, he was totally unaware of he was in. The gunman confronted Wesley.
“He said, ‘if you’re helping her, you’re going to die, too,’” Wesley said.
That’s when the gunman shot Wesley twice, once in his backside and once in the arm, and the fled the scene. When he left, he drove his vehicle over Wesley’s legs.
Wesley always admired his dad who was an army medic. He wouldn’t have had it any other way.
He’s remained humble throughout this whole ordeal. He was shot trying to save a woman’s life, but he wouldn’t have done anything differently.
What’s really heroic is this. The cousin of the gunman came to visit him in the hospital, and Wesley welcomed her with open arms
“I was like don’t be sorry. You couldn’t change it, I couldn’t change it, it happened,” Wesley recounted from the visit.
This is a lot of wisdom coming from a 17-year-old!
The governor of Louisiana even visited Wesley calling him a hero. It’s unbelievable how high-spirited he has been through the whole situation.
While Wesley was fortunate enough to survive the ordeal, Peck unfortunately passed away after the incident.
“I wish I could have done more,” he said.
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