By Kelly Milan
Nicolas Hernández from the Humboldt Park Solidarity Network sells his artwork to raise money for Stowe Elementary students to paint every Wednesday.
In 2005, Hernández got shot in the chest, almost puncturing his left lung. Hernández is one of the thousands shot in Chicago every year. He gives back to his community and shares his remarkable story.
Kelly Milan is an investigative reporter at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @KellyMilan5.