The juvenile who put Keoshia Ford, 14, in this bed, where tubes and splints are commonplace, is now spending 2 years behind bars.
Ashley Ward, Keoshia's Aunt, says, "I don't know when the court system is going to learn. They got to stop giving these little boys a slap on the wrist."
Ward and Keoshia's mother, Lakeshia Matthews, now question what the City of Chattanooga is going about gang violence.
Matthews says, "I don't agree. I think they should have left it like it was."
Mathews is talking about the Gang Task Force that was once headed by Boyd Patterson and Fred Houser.
Mayor Andy Berke fired them several months ago and has since laid out a new plan to deal with gang members.
Mayor Andy Berke, says, "The High Point Initiative is really about making sure you have contact with them and that you explain their options. Either they put down their weapons or they have the most severe penalties."
That plan is supposed to go into effect in about two months time.
But Keoshia's family says what's being done about intervention and outreach, two area Patterson worked on daily.
Matthews adds, "I think they should have kept him on the case to try and help some of the young children get out of the gang and get jobs and help these children."
Meanwhile, Matthews child is just about to go back to school.
Keoshia will soon be using this special chair to attend classes at Orange Grove.
Kenyatta Jennings, Keoshia's Nurse, says, "As long as she's under 18, she still has the right to an education, so I think it will be real good for her to go, mind stimulation, she loves music."
Ward adds, "I'll just be glad when she starts talking to me. That's going to make me cry bc I haven't heard her voice in a year."