Jacob Blake will be with his family for the holidays as he still recovers being shot by police in August.

TMZ reports that Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake, revealed that the 29-year-old will be surrounded by family in Illinois, which is where he is rehabilitating after being shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The family will be celebrating Kwanzaa.

TMZ also reports that while he is still paralyzed from the waist down, he is gaining upper body strength.

On August 23, a viral video showed Blake walking towards his vehicle as officers had their guns drawn on him. As soon as he entered the car, one of the officers began shooting him multiple times in front of his three sons. 

He had reportedly been attempting to break up a fight between two women when officers were called to the scene. 

The officers involved in his shooting including actual shooter Rusten Sheskey have since been placed on administrative leave.

In October, Blake was released from the hospital where, at one point, police had him handcuffed to his be and moved to a spinal injury rehabilitation centre in Illinois. 

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