Keoshia Ford, 14, tries to squeeze the hand of nurse Keynatta Jennings while she lies in her bed Monday afternoon. Ford is bedridden and in a slow recovery after being shot in the head earlier this year. She receives around-the-clock care from nurses but her family cannot fulfill her medical needs without help. She undergoes physical and occupational therapy, and Jennings hopes that she'll eventually be able to walk and talk.
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published Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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