It has nearly been four months since Kenosha Police Department Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake Jr. as he turned his back and attempted his car. Since then, the world has turned upside down. In the wake of the shooting, Black Lives Matter protests have raged on across the country, authorities declined to charge any officers for the death of Breonna Taylor and Derek Chauvin received a court date in the George Floyd case. As Blake has recovered, he has watched the nation grieve and offered statements sparingly. In a change of pace, Blake Jr. sat down for an exclusive interview with Michael Strahan.
During Blake Jr.'s sit-down conversation with Strahan, he discussed a number of topics. Most notably, he recounted the experience in which he was shot seven times as he's his two sons looked on.
"All I remember at that point was kinda leanin' back, lookin' at my boys," he said.
"I said, 'Daddy, love you no matter what.' It was the last thing I said to them at that point."
Luckily, it was not the last thing Blake Jr. said to his children. He has spent the last four months recovering from gunshot wounds. Currently, Blake Jr. gets around using his wheelchair, but his family is hopefully he will be able to get around using his legs in the future.
"The way he is taking this mental approach, the way he puts all his effort into his therapy, and the passion, if anybody could walk again one day, it would be my nephew," his uncle, Justin Blake, said.
As Blake Jr. continues his recovery, he has also received support from some of his favorite people. With his family by his side, his favorite, Lil' Wayne, called to send his prayers. More recently, Lil' Baby threw a birthday party for his daughter.
In the meantime, Blake Jr. will continue rehab in the Chicago area.
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