14-year-old Tayloni Mazyck, 14, graduated with honors from New Design Middle School in Manhattan was a featured speaker at her graduation. Her speech gaining national buzz due to its inspiring message and Tayloni’s positive attitude through all her adversity.
According to NBC New York, Tayloni was struck in the neck by a stray bullet from a gang shooting while standing outside her family’s apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The bullet pierced her neck and traveled down her spine, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.
Sad story…but what a strong, positive young girl. We wish all the best to her as she takes on high school!