Rae Carruth‘s son, Chancellor Lee Adams, is now 16 years old. His story is nothing short of a miracle.
Adams survived when his pregnant mother, Cherica Adams, was shot four times by a hitman hired by the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver in November of 1999. Cherica Adams was able to deliver Chancellor Lee a month later, but died immediately after.
Chancellor didn’t get enough oxygen in utero, and got cerebral palsy as a result. But with constant physical therapy and the support of his grandmother Saundra Adams, Chancellor is now walking on his own.
In the video above, via HBO, you can see Adams walking a hallway with a huge smile on his face. The footage will air as part of an episode of Real Sports which premieres tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The report, according to an HBO release, will focus on ” the steps the (Adams) family is taking toward forgiveness.
Adams lives in Charlotte with his grandmother and is, according to a feature in the Charlotte Observer, a Carolina Panthers fan.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of times Cherica Adams was shot (four, not five), and the person who shot her. (Van Brett Watkins Sr., not Rae Carruth. Carruth was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, hiring Watkins for the crime.)
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