'Thank you for praying for me' - 7-year-old boy shot on Labor Day goes home

A 7-year-old boy returned home Monday for the first time since he and his mother were gunned down, along with four others, on Labor Day.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2020, 9:42 PM

Updated 1,336 days ago

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A 7-year-old boy returned home Monday for the first time since he and his mother were gunned down, along with four others, on Labor Day.
It's a painful memory Cesc-Dinho Maxwell wants to forget - a day filled with fear. He and his mother were both shot while waiting to cross the street on the corner of Crown Street and Nostrand Avenue on their way home.
He is all smiles now as he recovers, but says his mom, who is also injured, has been helping him every step of the way.
"Feeding me, helping me, reading bedtime stories and cuddling with me," he says of his mother.
Mom Patricia Brathwaite says it has been a painful journey but they are taking it one step at a time.
"It's tough getting him in and out of the wheelchair. He's still going through a lot of pain, so moving him for that one minute is going to take him, it becomes a 15-minute process," said Brathwaite.
Maxwell has one thing to say to his community.
"Thank you for praying for me everyone," he said. "I felt very happy because there's people that cared about me."


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