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Michigan man's gunshot ordeal inspires him to become doctor

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EAST LANSING, MI (AP) -

A gunshot victim whose life was saved by Detroit doctors is set to graduate from an East Lansing medical school.

The Detroit News reports the Kevin Morton Jr. will graduate Thursday from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. One of the surgeons who saved him about nine years ago will participate in the ceremony.

Morton was a 22-year-old Oakland University student in July 2007 when someone shot him while he was in his car after work in Eastpointe. He was taken to Detroit's St. John Hospital, where surgeons worked for hours to remove a bullet from his abdomen and stop the bleeding.

Morton survived five surgeries, about six months in the hospital and more than a year of recovery.

He's becoming a doctor so he can help others as the surgeons helped him.

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