The Philadelphia Inquirer Features the Courageous Story of Jorge
In June, Jorge Cartagena was shot in Camden, NJ, as he was walking home to feed his pets. He was then brought to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The bullet entered Jorge’s skull and damaged both eyes. He was immediately cared for by CHOP’s Trauma team and then Dr. William Katowitz, pediatric ophthalmologist, performed several surgeries on Jorge’s eyes. Jorge may never regain his vision, but he has started therapy that will help him adjust to his new life. The Philadelphia Inquirer followed Jorge and his family through his stay at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and during some of his therapy for an article featuring the amazing courage of Jorge and his family. Read the article, and then watch the video below to see the bravery of this young boy firsthand.