The Way I See It From My Big Eyes-
I’d like to introduce you to Malik Golar, a stellar student who graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2015. He was a member of the school marching band drum line which he deeply enjoyed being a part of. Upon graduation, he was offered and accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at Reinhardt University. Being that he had a love for photography, he decided to major in film and photography. During his sophomore year, the lacrosse team won the 2017 National Champions at NAIA Men’s Lacrosse National Invitational.
One day as he was sitting in his car along with another friend, he was unexpectedly shot in the back of the head. He was immediately transferred to the closest hospital for urgent care. They were able to perform emergency surgery and safely removed the bullet. Malik was shot in the head by someone whom he thought was one his best friends. He had known the shooter since 9th grade and never thought he would do the unthinkable.
Listen as Malik catalogs the events that occurred on the night of the shooting, June 6, 2017.
Malik is a walking miracle and a survivor. Malik, now at the age of 20 years old, lives a happy life with his very devoted and supportive family. To have experienced such trauma at an early age could have resulted in adverse effects, however, I believe those shiny lights that Malik saw were a reminder from God, who gave him the hope and determination to fight and pull through without many major complications. Malik decided to get some sweet rest. He had the confidence in knowing everything was going to be fine plus having a strong will to live despite the ordeal before him. Because of Malik’s keen instincts, the police could identify the shooter and resolve another pending murder case.
While in the hospital, Malik was constantly surrounded by his loving family, friends, community and church members. He’s thankful to be alive and looking forward to getting back in school this fall and focusing on what matters most which is his education. He’ is currently planning to transfer and enroll for the Fall session at SCAD in Atlanta where he plans to continue his photography studies.
Malik believes in the power of prayer as he had an army of prayer warriors praying and continuing to pray for his continued healing. The doctor has stated it will take a year for him to be back at a total 100%. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to assist with any medical needs required during his recovery. If you would like to donate, please use the following link www.gofundme.com/malik-golar
From My Big Eyes- Malik was used as a vessel to track down a killer who tried to escape. Be careful who you decide to call “Friend”. “There is a true Friend who sticks closer than a brother“.