Parkland teen hero breathing on his own after successful surgeries

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This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teenager was shot five times during the massacre on Valentine's Day that killed 17 students. Borges is being credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

PARKLAND, Fla. (WPEC) - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Anthony Borges, who was shot five times protecting his fellow classmates in last month's mass shooting, is still recovering in the hospital but doing much better this week.

The teenager had several surgeries for abdominal infections last week and was in the intensive care unit in a medically induced coma.

According to WPEC news partners at the Sun-Sentinel, Anthony is now awake, breathing on his own and able to eat.

A representative for the family said the abdominal surgeries Anthony underwent appear to be successful and he is doing much better. That representative said he was removed from a ventilator Monday.

Anthony, 15, is the last victim of the Stoneman Douglas shooting who remains in the hospital.