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Chicago: Dakotah Earley tries out a new prosthetic leg — seven months after being murdered in a Lincoln Park robbery

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Dakotah Earley takes a step forward with his new prosthesis in a video released by his mother on December 6, 2022.Joy Dobbs

Chicago — Dakota Early is on the move!

People in Chicago have been rooting for the young cooking student since a gunman nearly killed him during a brutal street robbery in Lincoln Park caught on video seven months ago. After the shooting, he was on the brink of death, underwent dozens of surgeries and lost his left leg to complications from the injuries he received.

His mother, Joy Dobbs, spent weeks at the hospital bedside. And on Tuesday, she tweeted a video of Dakota taking steps with her new prosthesis.

Dobbs said, “I am so happy and wanted to share this with everyone who has been there for us throughout this journey.” #DakotahEarley walking. But oh.”

Early turned 24 less than three weeks after the shooting. At the time, his family told his supporters: We are so grateful for the work God has done in Dakota’s life and how much love and support our family and Dakota have shown. ”

He finally returned home in September, weeks later than doctors had originally anticipated due to a new complication. Eventually, Dobbs took him on his “first real outing.” Shopping trip to Target.

But his mom was there all along.

“He’s been through so much and taken it all like a rock star,” Dobbs tweeted just before heading home. “I said when all this started, you would see God in all this. My son was not a full believer, but God is present in this moment.”

Prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Tyshon Brownlee with attempted murder, armed robbery, and other felonies less than two weeks after Dakota was targeted.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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