"Xzavier Day" proclaimed: A rally to raise awareness against distracted driving

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- At just 9-years-old, he's been through quite a lot. And now a community is trying to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else.

FOX6 News has told you about Xzavier Davis-Bilbo in the past. He's been paralyzed from the chest down since 2010, when he was hit by a woman texting and driving while he crossed the street.

Saturday, October 11th, the boy and others went around the neighborhood near 10th and North -- hoping to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

"It takes five seconds to ruin a life, to ruin the lives of a whole entire family -- to harm one person in the nucleus of any family it destroys," said Valetta Bradford, Xzavier's mother.

Mayor Tom Barrett and Senator Lena Taylor's office both proclaimed today as "Xzavier Day."

A few years ago, the boy and his mother were featured in a series of National PSA's called, "Faces of Distracted Driving."