'Not afraid': Apex native Drew Pescaro gets tattoo to commemorate UNC Charlotte shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Drew Pescaro, the Apex native injured during a shooting at UNC-Charlotte in April, is commemorating the day that he says forever changed his life.

On Saturday, the 19-year-old tweeted two photos of his new tattoo, which reads: "Not Afraid 4-30-19."

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Pescaro's tweet said, "Never will I forget the day my life changed forever, but I'm #notafraid to rise from it stronger than ever. We will all come out stronger from this @unccharlotte #CharlotteStrong."



His tattoo will not only remind him of that tragic day, but the changes he's made to overcome it.

On May 13, he tweeted about a major milestone he reached: taking his first steps without a walker.



Days later, he ate his first meal and he had his final surgery.

Pescaro plans to return to UNCC in the fall for his junior year.
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