BOSTON (WHDH) - Everett teen Sandrick Jorcelin, shot in a case of mistaken identity while on vacation in Canada, is receiving an outpouring of support from the community.

Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria paid the boy, 13, a visit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is recovering.

“He gave me a lot of faith, he really did,” DeMaria said. “He wants to get better, he said he’s gonna. His goal is to get back on his two feet.”

Jorcelin is also a big Celtics fan according to his family, and wears a body brace adorned with the team’s logo. The C’s surprised him with a basketball signed by all the players.

Jorcelin’s family said he’s made significant progress on his injury. He has regained feeling in his left knee, and can now wiggle his feet.

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