First in its path was 5 year-old Roxy Key.
“There’s a 5-year-old girl. I’m 90 years old. She hasn’t had a life. I’ve had a life. You’ve gotta save that life.”
And so John threw himself over the child, saving her life, and risking his own. He suffered many fractures, including his pelvis (one of the most painful fractures a body can sustain, and one of the hardest to heal from), but now he’s up and about again.
In this video, Shear talks about the accident, and goes to see Roxy again. As he tells interviewer Chris Connolly, it was the #1 most important thing he’d ever done.