“You moved into the hospital with me.”

In 2009, Ondelee Perteet got into an argument at a party in Chicago and was shot in the face. He was 14 years old.

He survived, but his recovery has been long and uncertain.

At StoryCorps, he sat down with his mother, Deetreena, who has been his caretaker since the shooting.

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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois

Music Info: "Flax" by Fredrik from the album Trilogi.

To see a photo essay on Ondelee by Carlos Javier Ortiz, click here.

Produced by Katie Simon
Facilitated by André Pérez
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