LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Saturday was a big day for Lexington’s Malakai Roberts.

The 6-year-old shooting victim was recognized for his courage and resiliency during halftime of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

Malakai’s mom, Cacy Roberts, posted a video of her son walking onto the field.

VRBO, which sponsored Saturday’s game, took care of the expenses for the family’s eight-day trip to Florida.


In 2020, Malakai was blinded by bullets that were shot into his home on Catera Trace.

Two men are facing charges in the shooting.