At Kings County Hospital
At Kings County Hospital, Gama Droiville Speaks: On April 14, thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville, waiting for a bus with his aunt and brother in East Flatbush, was struck by a gang member’s stray bullet. At the time, the courageous 8th-grader , it is reported, told those around him “to relax, stay calm, because God is with me”. It took Kings County doctors 4½ hours to remove the bullet from his eye. The fearless 8th-grader returned to Meyer Levin/I.S. 285, just two weeks after the shooting, after telling the public to keep him in their prayers. Gama is bravely telling his story of this “horrific act” to audiences around the city. On Thursday, May 15, with his choir from the French-speaking Baptist Church in Fort Greene, he sang the National Anthem at the Yankees-Mets Subway Series game at Citi Field. Saturday, he participated in a panel discussion on violence as a public health issue. He said he is determined to live a normal life without fear. He was on the program with: Wayne Scott, MD, Asst. Director, KCHC Pastoral Care Services and Princess Fortin , MPH, Deputy Director, New York City Cure Violence, an injury and violence prevention program of the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. Among the panelists were Dr. Robert Gore of the KCHC Emergency Department.