In 2007, Kevin Morton Jr. was shot in the stomach during his night shift at a Detroit’s Arby. He had just closed up the restaurant and was getting into his car. Suddenly, a man stepped out of the shadows and shot Morton in the abdomen, forever changing the course of his life.
That night, as Morton laid on the hospital bed in the trauma unit at Detroit’s St. John Hospital, he was surrounded by doctors, nurses, countless tubes and IVs. Reported by NBC News, Morton’s family was told that he had a 10% chance of making it through the night. Who would’ve known that this young man would go on to graduate as a surgeon from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine ten years later?
Morton, now 32-years-old with a beautiful wife and adorable little girl, is now being addressed as Doctor. His path in pursuing medicine was inspired by Dr. Sheth- Zelmanski, the surgeon who had saved his life that devastating night as other doctors had prepared Morton’s family for the worst.