Mar 20, 2011 12:36 AM by John Romero

Shooting victim speaks out

Life has changed a lot for 25 year old Trevor Cauler. On October 27th he was the victim of a stray bullet in a drive by shooting at an apartment complex hear Airport and Murray. It happened just as Cauler was getting ready to go to bed. "I was walking into my bedroom. Then all of the sudden I'm falling through it in slow motion." he explains, "I didn't hear anything or feel anything."

What he didn't know was that he had been shot in his shoulder and that the bullet had traveled to his spine paralyzing him and changing his life forever. "I can't do anything that I used to be able to do really." Cauler explains.

Yet through all of this, Cauler along with his family gained a new outlook on his life. "It definitely put it into perspective that I might have a purpose or whatnot." he says. The biggest purpose, the coming arrival of Cauler and his fiancé's first baby. "It makes it seem like I definitely do have a purpose." he says.

Cauler's advice for everyone else is simple. Cherish every minute... It can be taken away in the blink of an eye. Since the shooting, Trevor and his fiancé have been in need of a van that can accommodate his wheel chair. A benefit will be held on April 2nd at the Dublin House in Colorado Springs to help them. For more information you can call Jennifer Elledge at 719-650-7110 or email her at



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