The Will to Live: 17-Year-Old Survives Heartless Gang Initiation in Detroit


Ross Capicchioni thought he was doing his friend a favor, which he was. Unfortunately for Capicchioni it wasn’t the type of favor he was thinking. After his friend asked him for a ride to Eastside of Detroit, a known war zone, Capicchoni’s “friend” pulled out a shotgun and shot him three times at close range. He was as good as dead. Remarkably he survived long enough to make it to the hospital and now lives to tell the story of his close brush with death. This chilling and inspiring story serves as a reminder to watch who you hang out with and how much the will to live can save your life.