Shaq teamed up with FORTO coffee to surprise the very deserving front-line doctor, and his story of becoming a surgeon is incredible.
The NBA legend and the coffee company have donated over 900K coffee shots to fuel the frontline workers across the U.S. and in the process, he came across the incredible story of a Detroit doctor named Kevin Morton.
Morton currently resides in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and is working as a surgeon at St. John Hospital in Detroit. In July of 2007, when he was 22 and the manager of a Detroit Arby’s and going to college full-time – he was the victim of an armed robbery on his way out of the parking lot after a late-night shift.
During the incident, Kevin was SHOT in the stomach and was only given a 10% chance to live. But, he recovered and decided to become a doctor. Now, Morton is a surgeon at the very same hospital that saved his life.
After learning Kevin received his medical degree at Michigan State, Shaq decided to surprise Kevin, via a Zoom call — with the help of Kevin’s wife, Sherry, and the couple’s two young daughters — to thank him for his service.
As we reported, immediately following the outbreak of COVID-19 FORTO Coffee Shot and co-owner, Shaquille O’Neal pledged to donate 1 million FORTO coffee shots to first responders and medical professionals.
The donations included those working at Kevin Morton’s St. John Hospital in Detroit.
The video is heartwarming, and Shaq even offered tickets to an MSU basketball game — for Kevin and his entire family — as soon as fans are allowed back in the arena!!
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