Anthony Borges considers himself to be one of the luckiest people on the planet. The Parkland shooting victim had five bullets pumped into him, and he felt he was going to die. However, thanks to the quick actions of the various paramedics and the physicians and staff at a Broward County hospital, CNN reported.
When the shooting was taking place, Borges did something incredible — he literally barricaded the door with his own body. Reacting solely out of instinct, without pausing to question the safety of what he was doing, he stood at that door, as five bullets tore through the door and struck him. Borges suspected the odds of his survival were slim to none and he was convinced he was going to die.
The impact of one of the bullets on his lung caused over one-third of the tissue to be removed, and three other bullets were dug out of his leg. In addition, the last bullet came very close to striking his liver, which would have made his injuries even that much more life-threatening.
It is completely refreshing in a world where such blatant acts of violence can take place for a young person to selflessly act in order to protect others. The next time someone makes a disparaging comment about how young people today are spoiled and only act for their own selfish ends, they might do well to be reminded about the students out there who are like Anthony Borges — students who place the needs and safety of others before themselves.