CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drew Pescaro, a University of North Carolina Charlotte student injured during a deadly shooting in April, decided to commemorate the day he said he will never forget, according to WTVD.
Pescaro, 19, tweeted photos Saturday of the tattoo, which says, "Not Afraid 4-30-19."
In his tweet, he said his life was changed forever on April 30, but he is stronger because of it.
"Never will I forget the day my life changed forever, but I am #notafraid to rise from it stronger than ever. We will all come out stronger from this @unccharlotte #CharlotteStrong," Pescaro said.
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Since the shooting, Pescaro has remained active on social media, posting different milestones from his recovery such as talking his first steps without a walker, his first meal, and the day he had his final surgery.
Last week, Pescaro returned to UNCC's campus for the first time since the deadly shooting with Eyewitness News Anchor Allison Latos.
He said being back at UNCC brought back a flood of difficult and painful memories, but he plans to return in the fall for his junior year.
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