June The Night "Everything Went to Hell"

Seriously wounded and trapped in small room where guards were filling a bank machine, Matthew Schuman hopes Safe Walk volunteers will hear his cries for help.

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June Phone Call "Beyond Belief"

Jennifer Schuman is awakened by a phone call that her only son has been shot. Schuman flies to Edmonton from her home in Cambridge, Ontario to be with him.

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June Out of the coma

The first thing he sees is his mother, Jennifer.

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June Message to loved ones

Cell phone video messages to the extended family back home in Ontario to show them how far Matthew has come.

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July First steps on his own

He is sitting up and, on July 1st, Canada Day, he takes his first steps on his own.

July Physical rehabilitation well underway

Matthew was still coming to terms with the fact he was alive and the other three guards, Michelle Shegelski, Brian Ilesic and Eddie Rejano, were dead.

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Aug "The joy in life"

Matthew spent a total of four months in the hospital, before returning home to his son Landon, and has spent the last four month in rehab — almost daily — working towards what he hopes will be a full recovery.

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Sept Starting from scratch

He has gone from a coma to walking, talking and relearning basic language and math skills. Hear what he has to say about learning his ABC's and 123's again.

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Nov Miracles happen

Matthew Schuman took a bullet to the brain. While his head injury healed he wore a helmet. In November doctors inserted a metal plate to reinforce his skull. His mother Jennifer, an x-ray technologist, say she has never seen a image of his injury and she never does.

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Jan Moving forward

Matthew Schuman lived through something many of us could never imagine. He continues to battle back from the injury that almost took his life. Now he is looking forward to watching his son, Landon, grow up.

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