Fifteen-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School soccer player Anthony Borges is still recovering in the hospital after heroically saving 20 classmates by using his body as a shield during the Parkland shooting Feb. 14.
Borges is getting care after enduring five gunshots while bravely protecting his fellow classmates during Nikolas Cruz’s shooting rampage that killed 17 people on Valentines Day, the Daily Mail reported. Borges was visited by Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel to show appreciation for the teen’s heroic act Sunday.
“Fortunately, he is recovering but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others,” the Sheriff’s office tweeted, alongside an image of Israel holding hands with Borges, who is recovering in a hospital bed.
The Sheriff was honored to visit Anthony Borges,15, in the hospital. Anthony was shot five times. Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from #StonemanDouglas. pic.twitter.com/U0PVkEwpFZ
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 18, 2018
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