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Alexis Goggins: The 7-Year Old Hero

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Alexis Goggins: The 7-Year Old Hero


The year 2017 makes 10 years since the young, brave seven-year-old Alexis Goggins put herself and her body in harms way just to save the life of her mother.

While nearly every mom thinks of laying down her life for the life of their children, Seliethia Parker was no different and was her daughter Alexis’ protector. But one fateful afternoon, 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.

Alexis was shot in December 2007 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…

Please read original article Alexis Goggins: The 7-Year Old Hero posted on Healthy Black Girls on 4 May 2017 | 11:36 am —

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