Edwrdsburg, Mich. An Edwardsburg man who was given a one percent chance to live beat the odds and is heading home from rehab.
Back in January 2012, Trevor Claire was shot in the leg and chest while he was working on cars with friends at a Mason Township property. One of the bullets ricocheted, passing through his chest and kidney. Doctors called the situation dire.
But, Thursday, Claire celebrated his remarkable recovery with the people who helped make it happen. After several months in the hospital, he was transferred to Michiana Health and Rehabilitation.
Claire says because of the staff at the facility, he's getting a second chance at life, and more time with his kids.
“Everyone here was a motivator, from nurses, to nurses’ assistants, therapy themselves,” says shooting victim Trevor Claire. “If there was days I couldn’t' get up or didn't feel like it they'd come in and go through the therapy with me in my room.”
Claire is now back at home, but says he still has some work to do. He's working on building up his endurance so he can enjoy the outdoors with his two kids.
Meantime, the man convicted of shooting Claire, 41-year-old Kevin Vint, remains behind bars. He was sentenced last September to eight years and eight months in prison for the crime. A jury found him guilty of "assault with intent to do great bodily harm", plus three other felony weapons charges.