Chicago shooting victim celebrates 10th birthday, finishing year of physical therapy

Chicago shooting victim celebrates 10th birthday, finishing year of physical therapy

CHICAGO (TOC) — Mikyla James celebrated twin achievements Friday: Her tenth birthday and her launch from a 12 months of intensive bodily remedy after surviving a Chicago taking pictures.

“I could not wait to see the smile on my child’s face,” mentioned Tete Plummer, mom.

James was struck within the head by a bullet fired down the road whereas she was driving within the automobile along with her mother final summer time, simply weeks after her birthday. Her ninth 12 months was crammed with agony, battle and unrelenting dedication.

“So arduous. I am simply grateful I may do it with my household and associates,” Plummer mentioned.

The half was TikTok themed, and was about extra than simply an adolescent love for the favored app. Her mother says TikTok helped her daughter survive.

“I like to bop,” James mentioned.

“It motivated her to rise up and begin shifting on her personal as a result of she loves music and dancing,” Plummer mentioned.

Dolled up in a tutu and sparkly sneakers, James was the belle of her personal ball Friday. And for the primary time in a 12 months, she was only a 10-year-old lady doing 10-year-old lady issues with all her associates.

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