Five years ago, higher education was not an option for Maurice. At that time, he suffered a near fatal head injury when he was shot two times in the head following an altercation with someone he knew in his own neighborhood.
Maurice was left paralyzed with major brain damage. While in the hospital there was an error made causing a life-threatening infection that left him in a coma for three months. Doctors warned that Maurice might not live, but he beat his odds.