School surprises paralyzed Bridgeport teen with check

A paralyzed Bridgeport teenager was surprised by his younger brother's school Saturday with donations to help pay his mounting medical bills.

Kevin Roberts, 16, believed he was headed to celebrate his brother's graduation from Precious Memories Preschool. Roberts and his mother were shocked, however, when the school presented them with a check for more than $600.

Roberts was paralyzed from the waist down last September after getting hit in a drive-by shooting. His assailant has not been found.

The funds were raised in coordination with leadership organization Aspira. The money has only been collected since May and future fundraisers are being planned.

Despite his bout with tragedy, Roberts considers himself blessed.

"When you're cute like me, it's easy to stay positive," he says.

2 teens hospitalized in Bridgeport drive-by shooting

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."