Help care for Christian, hit by a school bus at age 6
Organized by: P Lile-king
Christian was 6 when he was hit by a school bus in a small town in N.C. when crossing in front of it to board. The driver said she was looking in her rear view mirror when she pulled forward. Christian suffered a head injury, and then two devastating strokes. He has right sided hemiplegia, drop foot, speech aphasia, seizure disorder and partial blindness. Christian is now 25 years old. The strokes also left Christian with cognitive deficits, such that he now functions on a kindergarten level. His seizure disorder is so severe that his neurologists have now recommended a hemispherectomy, where half of his brain would be removed. Christian and his mom are scared, but Christian is upbeat and says every day that he feels "blessed." His mom had to quit her job in 2003 to care for Christian, and the family has struggled to pay bills ever since. This Christmas, Christian told his mom to not buy him any presents, but to just use any money to pay bills. I am Christian's lawyer, and we recently went to trial against the school board to attempt to get financial compensation for Christian's medical expenses. His neurologist signed off on a life care plan that puts Christian's future medical and assisted living needs at nearly 10 million. The state is arguing that their liability is capped at $150,000. After spending time with this family, I'd like to help them remodel their house to better accommodate Christian. If we could raise $25,000, it would go a long way toward helping this family. If you are interested in helping, and want more information, I'm glad to send you news clippings and more information about this wonderful young man and his needs.