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7 Year Old Shot 6 Times To Save Her Mother And Survives

PuccaloveU2PuccaloveU2 Posts: 1,300Member


edited September 2011 in current events
Seliethia Parker always saw her role as protector for her 7-year-old daughter, Alexis Goggins. But it was Alexis who ended up saving her mother's life by using her little body to shield her mom from a fusillade of bullets.

Doctors told Parker that her heroic little daughter, who was shot six times, would never walk or talk again.

But Alexis has surprised people with her gritty toughness. She's not only walking and talking, she's expected to have a full recovery.

"Everybody's still kind of shocked. This is progressing a little bit more than everybody expected," Parker said on "Good Morning America" today. "They said she should fully recover."

Alexis was shot last December when she and her mother were about to get into a car driven by Parker's female friend. Parker's former boyfriend, 29-year-old Calvin Tillie, jumped out of nearby bushes and forced his way into the car.

They drove for several minutes before Parker's friend was able to pull over to a gas station, under the pretense of needing fuel. There she called Detroit police while Parker and Alexis remained in the car.

Parker pleaded desperately with Tillie not to harm her or her daughter, but to no avail.

"Me and Alexis was left in the car with him at gunpoint and he starting shooting," Parker told GMA.

Fearing for her mother's life, Alexis bolted into the car's front seat, crying out, "Don't hurt my mother."

"Alexis jumped over the seat to try and save my life," Parker said.

Using her tiny body as a shield, Alexis blocked six gunshots from hitting her mother. The bullets pierced her right eye, chin, cheek, chest and jaw. When police arrived to the scene, they found Alexis in a pool of blood, curled beneath the steering wheel.

Parker also had been shot in the side of the head and the arm.

Both Parker and her daughter survived, though Alexis endured two painful months in the hospital and underwent six surgeries. Despite doctors' prediction that Alexis may never walk or talk again, Alexis is thriving.

Alexis said she doesn't consider herself a hero and said she wasn't scared during the event.

"I saved my mom," she said and added she loved her mother a lot and didn't want to see her get hurt.

Parker has endless gratitude for her selfless daughter.

"She's my angel and I love her to death," she said.

The man who allegedly attacked the pair is charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit murder. Tillie, a former convict on parole, also was charged with other offenses.

A photo of the hero herself Alexis Goggins: Alexis Goggins

My thoughts about this story? She has to be one of the bravest people in the world, this girl is only 7 years old, she took 6 bullets just to save her mother, and survives. Wow, not only she's really brave but she's also very lucky to live to tell the tale and to this brave young lady named Alexis I salute her.

What are your thoughts?
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  • pupluvgurlpupluvgurl Posts: 402Member


    Beyond amazing. More than half of the bullets went to her face.
    Its incredible, and she's only 7 years old wow
  • alasamalasam NYC Baby!Posts: 741Member


    unbelievable...that much fearlessness and deep love is truly amazing.
    The only good high is an Epik High.


  • The-EntityThe-Entity Posts: 959Member
    This happened in 2008, it's a bit of old news. But it's great news nonetheless that she survived (:
  • Boomx2BrianBoomx2Brian Posts: 2,515Member


    Looks like 50cent is going to have some competition.
  • Lila90Lila90 Posts: 718Member
    What an amazing, strong  little girl tears.gif  She has more bravery than some adults
  • stephcheystephchey CanadaPosts: 52Member
    I almost cried reading the article.
    She loves her mother so much that she chose to get hurt in order to save her. And she was only 7 years old, such a brave child, it's unbelievable.
    I'm so happy she had a full recovery!
  • HeyItzPeterHeyItzPeter Posts: 107Member
    stories like these are the ones that need to be in the front page of yahoo news...
  • XianieXianie Posts: 178Member
    This is really incredible. The mother is so lucky to have a daughter who's beyond filial. I'm just confused about the part where they said she wouldn't be able to talk again, because near the end of the article, they included her comments on the whole ordeal. Hope she will get better and better. :)
  • angeli_kpopangeli_kpop PhilippinesPosts: 1,731Member


    aaww...I'm teary right now T_T
    Woah! Alexis is such a courageous girl! Much respect for her <3
    She loves her mother dearly~
    I'm soooo happy and glad that she survived the ordeal! <3
  • mysassyboymysassyboy Posts: 279Member


    I'd love to have someone like her as a daughter
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  • bonbonsbonbons The MUA D.C. baby&#33;Posts: 5,754Member


    IMO the bravest human alive.
  • B L o T T - iiB L o T T - ii Tasmania &#33;Posts: 1,357Member
    bless both of them :)
  • hiswendyhiswendy one of those old soompiers from way back when Posts: 4,309Member


    Alexis Goggins, the girl who lived.

    In all seriousness, this is an incredible story. I wish her and her mother good luck and health in the future!
  • leelee.leelee. USAPosts: 1,508Member


    edited September 2011
    It pisses me off to read about how this guy shot Alexis SIX times, and in the face no less! It's already bad enough to be shot once, but to repeatedly shoot a seven-year-old who's trying to save her mother is just barbaric. He is a monster that deserves to rot in prison in solitary confinement, and maybe even get a taste of his own medicine.

    This girl deserves an award of some sort for her heroism. I'm glad that she's recovering from this incident. She's going to have a cool story to tell her future children and grandchildren!
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