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American Voices: Jerry McGill

Clip: Season 3 | 1m 33s

When he was just 13 years old, a single bullet in the back from an unsuspecting stranger left Jerry McGill a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. This random act of violence may have dashed the 44-year-old’s childhood dreams of becoming an athlete or entertainer but it never stole his optimistic outlook on life. McGill wrote a memoir addressed to the shooter called “Dear Marcus: A Letter."

Aired: 02/22/13

Expired: 02/22/18

Rating: NR

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