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University offers free tuition for Omaha athlete injured in shooting


JULI NOW, A STORY YOU SAW
FIRST ON KETV NEWSWATCH 7 —
A BENSON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, SET
TO PLAY COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL,
THEN TRAGEDY STRUCK. ROB: KESHON HENDERSON WAS SHOT
NEAR 42ND AND SPRAGUE STREETS. ULTIMATELY, THIS STAR PLAYER’S
LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED, DASHING
HOPES FOR HIS FUTURE. BUT TONIGHT, AN INCREDIBLE
GESTURE. JUDSON UNIVERSITY SAYS IT WILL
OFFER AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP TO
HENDERSON. JULIE: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S DALAUN
DILLARD HAS COVERED HIS
EMOTIONAL JOURNEY. HE JOINS US WITH THE EXCLUSIVE. DALAUN KESHON HENDERSON IS
STILL IN A COMA, AND DOCTORS SAY
THE FUTURE OF HIS MENTAL STATE
IS NOW IN QUESTION. REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FUTURE
HOLDS, THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THEY
STILL PLAN TO PAY KESHON’S
— PAY FOR KESHON’S TUITION IN
FULL. AN OUTPOUR OF LOVE AND SUPPORT
CONTINUES TO POUR IN FOR KESHON
HENDERSON. THE 17-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT TWO
WEEKS AGO. IT’S OVERWHELMING. I KNOW I WASN’T THE ONLY PERSON
THAT LOVED MY SON, BUT IT’S GOOD
TO KNOW THAT A LOT OF OTHER
PEOPLE DO CARE ABOUT HIM AND HIS
SITUATION AND WANT BETTER FOR
HIM. DALAUN: KESHON REMAINS IN A
COMA, AND HIS LEG HAD TO BE
AMPUTATED. THE POINT GUARD PLANNED TO PLAY
BASKETBALL FOR JUDSON
UNIVERSITY.>>OUR COACHES WERE IMPRESSED BY
HIM, AND OBVIOUSLY, WITH HIS
VISIT, THAT WAS A HU
AFFIRMATION THAT HE WAS
INTERESTED IN JUDSON, AND WE
WERE EARLY IN THE RECRUITMEN PROCESS AND EXCITED ABOUT HIM. DALAUN: AND THOUGH HIS FUTURE AS
A COLLEGE ATHLETE IS UNCERTAIN. — UNCERTAIN, WEDNESDAY, WE’VE
LEARNED THE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
STILL WANTS TO PAY FOR KESHON’S
TUITION.>>OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE
AMPUTATION, HIS BASKETBALL
CAREER AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL
IS SOMEWHAT GOING TO BE IN
QUESTION, BUT THAT SHOULD BE NO
EXCUSE FOR HIS COLLEGIATE CAREER TO BE IN JEOPARDY. DALAUN —
>>DEALING WITH ALL THE PAIN
THAT I’VE BEEN DEALING WITH
LATELY, THAT KIND OF MADE MY
HEART SMILE. DALAUN: HIS MOTHER TELLS ME THE
UNIVERSITY ALSO PRAYED WITH HER.>>THE WORDS THAT SHE SAID WERE
VERY ENCOURAGING. I’VE HAD A LOT PRAYERS AND STUFF
SENT, AND PEOPLE COME AND PRAY
WITH ME ALL THE TIME, BUT THAT
REALLY TOUCHED ME BEING THAT I
WAS COMING FROM A
CHRISTIAN-BASED SCHOOL.>>OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE
WITH YOU, AND THAT’S NOT JUST A
STATEMENT, WE ARE PRAYING FOR
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON A REGULAR
BASIS, AND WE WANT THIS TO BE A
BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION STORY DALAUN THE MOTHER SAYS SHE’S
THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE
PUBLIC. SHE ASKS THAT EVERYONE TO

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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