“Anthony Borges” is trending nationally this morning (and last night) and for good reason. He’s a 15-year-old student at Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla. who was shot 5 times last week after he, according to witnesses, was shot 5 times as he used his body as a human shield to help barricade a door closed:
Via the Broward Sheriff’s Office:
The Sheriff was honored to visit Anthony Borges,15, in the hospital. Anthony was shot five times. Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed. Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from #StonemanDouglas. pic.twitter.com/U0PVkEwpFZ
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 18, 2018
This beautiful kid, Anthony Borges, is a hero.
He used his body as a human shield to save 20 classmates during the Florida high school shooting. Got shot 5 times. Recovering in hospital.
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) February 19, 2018
— Jana Barnello (@JanaWGME) February 19, 2018
How does a person ignore their sense of self preservation to do something as astonishing as this? Shielding others from harm with your one and only life is the very definition of heroism. I know I will never be as brave as Anthony Borges was that day. He’s truly a super hero. https://t.co/tWdHYvaFUK
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 19, 2018
Anthony’s fellow classmates say he used his body as a human shield to protect some of them.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) February 19, 2018
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with Anthony’s medical expenses:
There is a GoFundMe page to help him ??https://t.co/X8AcZKrkEs
— Black Lives Matter (@usblm) February 19, 2018