5-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Trades an Eye for an 'Aye' in Pirate-Themed Party

March 31, 2015 5:43 PM

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5-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Trades an Eye for an 'Aye' in Pirate-Themed Party

Five-year-old Donovan Lyles Jr. was playing video games at his home on Detroit’s east side in January when he was struck by a stray bullet as a result of a random shooting. He went on to lose his eye, but not his spirit.

“When I told him his eye was gone he said he would just have to become a pirate then,” his mother Emily Brazelton told ABC News, adding that the boy never panicked or cried, remaining calm throughout the entire ordeal.

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