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Wesley Spires Speaks

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Who is Wesley Spires?  You might think a victim, a survivor, a hero.  But Wesley doesn't use any of those words:

"Just somebody that goes to work, does his best, and goes home," he says.

He says he doesn't need to be a hero-- he did what he had to, and he's just happy that he's healed:

"The doctors said I was 95 percent complete, the five percent wasn't healed up, but she said that might come back, might not, but it feels great," he says.

Going back to that night, he doesn't remember a lot, and says he doesn't want to; but, he does remember, there wasn't any option but to drive to the hospital -- an action doctors say is inexplicable.  But Wesley says he knows why:

"There wasn't any way we could wait on an ambulance," he says.

Since then, he's had help recovering along the way - and he's helped others, inspiring them with his story and his strength.

"The nurses at MCG say I made the job worth it to see me up and walking," he says.

And now that he is up and walking he wants you to know there is no stopping him.

"Tell them I'm doing good, that I'm back at work," he says.

And while he doesn't yet know what he would say were he face to face with his attackers:

"I guess I would have to pray about it and see what the Lord would want me to say them," Wesley says.

He does know what he would say to you - our viewers who shown an outpouring of love and support.

"Thank you for the prayers," he says.

Prayers and a lot more:

"The prayers and support mean a lot, and the money part, it ain't cheap, ain't no telling, what it'll be in the end," Wesley says.

Whatever it is, and whatever challenges may lie ahead - Wesley is ready to face them

"Excited that the Lord wants me to, that I can go help out in the community,"

Help he's giving right now, just by sharing his story and his strength.

If you want to help Wesley you can give at any Georgia Bank and Trust or Southern Bank and Trust, or take part in the Wesley Spires 5K.

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