00:44

All Ty-Juan Preer wants to do is to play football again. The 11-year-old was paralyzed after a drive-by shooting three years ago, but he's not letting the tragic incident get him down. Ty is a model patient at Riley Children’s Health in Indianapolis and works hard every week to accomplish something new including walking with the help of braces. He's even been an inspiration to football players at nearby Marion University who paid him a visit and named him an honorary player. We love your determination, Ty! So inspiring.

Learn more about Ty's story here

You May Also Like

Paralyzed Graduate Walks Across The Stage

Paralyzed Graduate Walks Across The Stage

After a devastating spinal chord injury during a football game in 2015, Ty Williams wasn't sure if he'd ever be able to walk again. He made a promise that he'd be able to stand and accept his diploma when he graduated and recently fulfilled that promise and then some at Georgetown University's commencement ceremony. A moment we will never forget: @HoyasFB senior Ty Williams, who suffered a spinal chord injury in a game in September 2015, walks for the first time in 2.5 years at @Georgetown's graduation on Saturday where he earned his degree in government. #HoyaSaxa pic.twitter.com/VKOh8bFOmr — Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) May 19, 2018 After suffering a neck injury in a 2015 football game, Ty Williams (C’18) promised he would walk across the stage at graduation. Today, he fulfilled that promise. @Georgetown @GeorgetownHoyas #Hoyas2018 #werenotcryingyourecrying pic.twitter.com/wTlDNzsDLD — Georgetown College (@GeorgetownColl) May 19, 2018 According to The Washington Post, the dedicated senior remained on the Hoyas' roster and attended practice up until graduation. All the best for your continued recovery. We're super impressed and see big things in your future, Ty!  View Now
High School Alumni Join Forces In Inspiring Video After Shooting

High School Alumni Join Forces In Inspiring Video After Shooting

A week after the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, alumni from all over the world are stepping in to show their support for the current students. Directed by Ryan Blitzer who graduated from the school in 2012, the touching video features inspirational messages and the reminder that "Eagles soar high," the school's mascot. Current teachers and the principal of the school also share emotional words. View Now
Former Student Arrested In Florida High School Mass Shooting

Former Student Arrested In Florida High School Mass Shooting

The Broward County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At least 17 people are dead, according to ABC News. The shooter is now in custody but was not a current student. Law enforcement officials are reporting the shooter is 19-year-old Nickolas Cruz, who reportedly had been expelled. BREAKING: Mike Quaranta took this video of the alleged school shooting suspect being taken into custody. @abc reporting at least 15 people are dead. @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/lTNjICvSAh — Griffin Frank (@GriffinFrank) February 14, 2018 #NEW: Longer video of suspect arrested @wsvn pic.twitter.com/2ZHmCd69rV — Franklin White (@FranklinWSVN) February 14, 2018 Suspect lead into police station following deadly shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida; at least 15 people are dead, law enforcement officials tell @ABC News. https://t.co/1itMwE4Kku pic.twitter.com/h9rLtA26NY — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Footage shows SWAT team members on scene and students fleeing the school. Video shows students hiding under overpass in the aftermath of deadly shooting at South Florida high school. https://t.co/1itMwE4Kku pic.twitter.com/goBbExFDRt — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Students exit Florida high school carrying Valentine's Day balloons amid deadly school shooting. https://t.co/4QuB0Hghrp pic.twitter.com/IZd8IQznp7 — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Photos show inside of Florida high school as students shelter during school shooting. https://t.co/BuEAqGjCN1 pic.twitter.com/kv514gZpb0 — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Emergency responders evacuate students sheltering in place in an auditorium during shooting incident at high school in Parkland, Florida. https://t.co/BuEAqGjCN1 pic.twitter.com/gKjQbu23kM — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida file out with their hands up amid reports of a shooting at the school. https://t.co/O0pXTKDQ3y pic.twitter.com/bSxMoDVW9t — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 Students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida flee amid reports of a shooting at the school. https://t.co/O0pXTKDQ3y pic.twitter.com/s53xK8mcBp — ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2018 DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Aerials show SWAT and medical personnel on the ground, students being evacuated from the school. https://t.co/oTncgG8W7h pic.twitter.com/pLY5dOFgVA — World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 14, 2018 Steady stream of swat and police officers walking and running into Douglas high school @CoralSpringsFL @Coralspringsfla @StonemanDouglas pic.twitter.com/A1e1dRBSp3 — Grumpyhaus (@Grumpyhaus) February 14, 2018 Today, close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s dismissal, students and staff heard what sounded like gunfire. The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students. We are receiving reports of possible multiple injuries. Law enforcement is on site. — Broward Schools (@browardschools) February 14, 2018 View Now
Drive-By Compliments

Drive-By Compliments

What a great way to spend your day! Driving around town brightening everyone's day! Timothy decides to do just that by giving people compliments on his cars microphone speaker.  View Now

Recipes

Animals

Celebrity

YouTuber Sneaks Into A David Dobrik Vlog... Dressed As David Dobrik

YouTuber Sneaks Into A David Dobrik Vlog... Dressed As David Dobrik

YouTuber Eric Decker is a big fan of David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad. When he found himself wondering how difficult it would actually be to get into one of David's vlogs, an epic plan was born. With the help of a costume, a car with David's face on it, and some crucial connections, Eric's sneaking into one of David Dobrik's Vlogs...dressed as David Dobrik!    View Now

Love is in the Air

Love Is In The Air During Stunning Proposal... And So Is A Drone!

Love Is In The Air During Stunning Proposal... And So Is A Drone!

Matt and Kaylyn were taking a romantic stroll by the ocean in Maui, but little did Kaylyn know that Matt had a surprise in store for her. Matt had arranged for a drone to record them as he got down on one knee and popped the question! You could tell that Kaylyn was overjoyed as she said yes. For more beautiful drone footage, check out Hi Focused Cinematography on YouTube or their website. View Now

RTM Hall of Fame

Little Girl's Lipstick Chronicles

Little Girl's Lipstick Chronicles

We simply cannot get enough of the hilarious, adorable fashionista that is 2-year-old Willa. You see, Willa is an independent little lady, so she went into the bathroom and did a little pampering. Now, her dad Peter has a few questions for her — and her responses are pure gold.  View Now
We're Giving This Guy A Big Thumbs Up

We're Giving This Guy A Big Thumbs Up

We all have something about ourselves that's unique to us, and for Jacob Pina, it's his thumb. For reasons unknown to him, Jacob's thumb is a whopping 5 inches long — making it pretty disproportionate to the rest of his fingers. We think it's awesome that Jacob has no time for the haters and is embracing the things in life that make him different with such a positive attitude.  View Now