Chicago, Illinois USA<br />
August  2011<br />
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A Perteet  family photo. In September 2009, fourteen year old Ondelee Perteet was shot in the jaw during a birthday party melee on the city's West Side. The bullet severed his spine, paralyzing him from the neck down. Ondelee was told that he would never walk again by his doctors but two years later he is beginning to walk with the help of crutches. He can move his hands and play video games with his left hand and his mouth.

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Too Young to Die losing a generation.
Chicago, Illinois USA
August 2011

A Perteet family photo. In September 2009, fourteen year old Ondelee Perteet was shot in the jaw during a birthday party melee on the city's West Side. The bullet severed his spine, paralyzing him from the neck down. Ondelee was told that he would never walk again by his doctors but two years later he is beginning to walk with the help of crutches. He can move his hands and play video games with his left hand and his mouth.

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Photographer: Facing Change: Documenting America
Source: Carlos Javier Ortiz ©
Date 21 Jul 2011
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
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