SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales’ life was changed forever when he was shot in the back while on the job.
The incident left him paralyzed from the waist down- and he had to give up his beloved manual shift mustang because of his injuries.
Saturday though, a surprise landed him one step closer to driving again.
“When he saw it he said dad you found it, you got it, I’m one step closer to getting back to normal,” said Jaime’s father Larry Stroh.
Jaime Morales Was aw struck upon entering Jack Kain Ford Dealership and seeing the mirror image of his yellow mustang.
“This is an exact copy an exact twin of his stick shift mustang,” said Stroh.
It became apparent when Jaime came home from the hospital paralyzed from the waist down that he would no longer be able to drive his manual shift mustang. So Jaime’s father started searching for a car that was exactly like his old one – only automatic.
“By this car being automatic it basically gives him the ability to drive again,” said Stroh.
Jaime purchased the car himself, and still has a ways to go to before driving it, as he will have to get certified but now there’s more incentive
“I wanted to put something in place for him to drive to that goal so by having his car back and having it adapted so he can drive that’s kind of putting that carrot in front of the donkey giving him that bait to keep going and drive to a new goal,” said Stroh.