Nearly 26 years ago, a NYPD officer was shot in the line of duty at the C2-C3 level by a 15-year-old boy, which left the officer as a quadriplegic. Despite this tragic story, the officer was able to forgive the teenager and offer inspiration and talk about the power of God to others.
Detective Steven McDonald will be sharing his journey through rehabilitation and discussing the power of faith and forgiveness on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the DeNaples Center ballroom (fourth floor). Despite his paralysis, Detective McDonald has spoken at two Republican Conventions against gun violence and continues to promote his beliefs.
"Detective Steven McDonald travels the world sharing the importance of faith and forgiveness and is a very powerful speaker," said Colleen O'Brien, SOTA community service representative. "I encourage all to join."