Landon Sachs, 8, shared the same spinal cord injury as Manny Gomez. The two became fast friends at a rehab center for kids with spinal injuries. Ashton is serving a life sentence without parole; Landon is paralyzed from the waist down after being hit by a bullet to the back of the head. Landon Orahood, who uses a wheelchair, joined the school tennis team in January. He had no idea what he was doing in his first match, but quickly became an integral part of the team.