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Gunshot victim sets anger aside to help at-risk kids


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As Ruben Martinez lay in his hospital bed with a gunshot wound that had penetrated his stomach, damaged his bladder and large intestine and exited out his back, his first thought was getting even. "My first reaction was, I wanted revenge. I was angry. I had got shot for no reason. The first thing on my mind was I wanted to get these people back," he said. But as the weeks passed, Martinez, who thought he had "a thousand friends," started to wonder why only four people, all of them family members, were the only ones who visited him at the hospital. It was at that point, that Martinez took a...

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