Michael's Story

A ten-part series about a young man paralyzed by random gunfire, and the family and community that support him.  Originally published as a series in the Nashville Banner in December, 1997.

Over the next 10 days, Nashville Banner senior writer Leon Alligood will examine the life of a young quadriplegic named Michael Dixon.

Paralyzed by a stranger's gunfire, Michael has found meaning in his tragic circumstances through the love of his family.

This series, told in chapter format, will look back at the nightwhen Michael was injured, and look forward as he chases new dreams.