KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The family of a boy who was shot and paralyzed almost a year ago received a big surprise Friday.
The family of Ka'Vyea Tyson was given a new van to help make life a little easier for them.
"I would have to literally to pick him up, place him in his chair, take him to the car, pick him back up and try to maneuver him in the back of a car," grandfather Forest Tyson said.
11-year-old Tyson was shot last April at a gas station at 45th and Cleveland.
Tyson was sitting in a car with his dad when someone ran up to the car and fired several shots through the window.
Tyson's father, died at the scene.
Tyson now needs the help of others to get around, especially his mother. Tanesha Tyson said she never leaves her son's side.
"It's something I don't think I could do everyday," Forest said.