A Penn Hills teen with cerebral palsy, who was seen in a video posted to social media being kicked to the ground at school by a student, has had a lot of people show him support.
On Friday, another person stepped forward, wanting to help Isaiah Wooding.
Sherry Croney, the owner of True Image Tattoos in New Kensington, asked the teen to stop by her shop Friday for a surprise.
“I spoke to his mother and found out what his favorite thing to do was. I thought he maybe had a favorite sports team or something like that, and she told us he really loves to watch wrestling,” Croney said.
She went and bought Isaiah, 16, a package of tickets to see the WWE wrestlers when they come to Pittsburgh in March. She obtained the tickets through a charity she runs in the name of her husband, Kevin Croney, who was killed in March 2015.
It was a welcomes gift for Isaiah, who was recently the target of bullying.
A student recorded video of another student kicking Isaiah, knocking the 16-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, to the ground earlier this month in the hallways of Penn Hills high School. The footage was posted to Facebook and went viral.
None of that though was on his mind Friday as he accepted the generous gift.
“It's pretty amazing. I'm speechless. Truthfully told, I'm speechless,” Isaiah said.
Penn Hills police charged the 17-year-old seen in the video kicking Isaiah with simple assault.