Source: The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
Nick Walczak continues his long road to recovery after he was shot several times at Chardon High School in February.
Nick barely survived the shooting, and was saved by a heroic teacher.
"The most important person I need to thank right now is Mr Ricci because he is the person who saved my son's life," Nick's mother, Holly said. "He's the one who pulled him from the hallway into a room. He's forever our hero."
Nick's spinal cord was injured, and he is paralyzed from the waist down. The teen is now undergoing intensive physical therapy with the hope that he will walk again.
Starting this year, the month of May is recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away at least three mobility vans to a caregiver, veteran or person with a disability that is dealing with or overcoming mobility challenges. Nick has been nominated to win a van.
Winning a mobility van would allow Nick to make an easier transition to resuming his active lifestyle. The van would also help Nick and his family travel from Chardon to MetroHealth Medical Center for his rehab.
Thursday, March 6 2014 1:41 PM EST2014-03-06 18:41:03 GMT
Faculty and staff at Chardon Schools were trained on new security methods on Thursday. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. Copyright 2014 WOIO. AllMore >
Faculty and staff at Chardon Schools were trained on new security methods on Thursday.More >
Wednesday, May 29 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-05-29 18:18:04 GMT
Judge Timothy Grendell ruled on Wednesday that The United Way is not allowed to use, distribute, disburse or release any money from The Chardon Healing Fund without getting written permission from theMore >
Judge Timothy Grendell ruled on Wednesday that The United Way is not allowed to use, distribute, disburse or release any money from The Chardon Healing Fund without getting written permission from the court until at least the next hearing.More >
Tuesday, April 23 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-04-23 16:52:16 GMT
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He admitted to the Chardon High School shootings and made some vulgar remarks in the process. Now TJ Lane is fighting his conviction.More >
Thursday, March 21 2013 3:28 PM EDT2013-03-21 19:28:25 GMT
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Tuesday, March 19 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-03-20 01:10:49 GMT
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A judge sentenced a smiling TJ Lane to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Thursday, March 6 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-03-06 14:41:58 GMT
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Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:58 AM EST2014-03-05 12:58:59 GMT
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A high school senior's lawsuit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition hit a hurdle Tuesday when a New Jersey judge denied the teenager's request for immediate financial assistance from the parents.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:54 PM EST2014-03-06 03:54:03 GMT
A massive beam on the back of a semi-trailer burst through the cabin and broke out a front window, and the driver walked away without any injuries. Tualatin police said they were called out to the sceneMore >
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Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:07 PM EST2014-03-06 04:07:00 GMT
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Police said Joshua Howard, 28, was in the room and called 911. He is the boyfriend of the child's mother.More >
Tuesday, March 4 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-03-05 03:29:11 GMT
Police said a drunk duo denied service at a Eugene pizza place tried to set the business on fire by lighting their homemade moonshine. Eugene police said it started at 10 p.m. Monday at Whirled Pies,More >
Police said two drunk people denied service at a Eugene pizza place tried to set the business on fire by lighting their homemade moonshine.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:30 PM EST2014-03-06 02:30:25 GMT
A Forest Grove High School senior died in his sleep overnight. A Forest Grove School District spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that Cody Fellows had passed away. Principal Karen Robinson posted a letterMore >
A Forest Grove School District spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that Cody Fellows had passed away.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 1:30 PM EST2014-03-05 18:30:10 GMT
The car of a missing 32-year-old man from Federal Way, WA was found at an Interstate 5 rest area near Albany. Adam Standridge was reported missing Monday after leaving the day before from his home inMore >
A 32-year-old man from Federal Way, WA who was reported missing Monday has been found safe in the Salem area.More >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:13 PM EST2014-03-06 03:13:18 GMT
A 24 year old man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's young son. Four year old Zachary Dutro-Boggess collapsed at a Tigard homeless shelter in August 2012. He passed away soonMore >
A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's young son.