An 11-year-old boy in Locust Grove, Georgia, has struggled after being hit by a car, but is receiving support from his community.
Teddy Counihan’s beloved mother died in October, and the day after Mother’s Day a car hit him while he was riding his bike through his neighborhood, Fox 5 reported Monday.
His bike got stuck under the car, according to Théodore Counihan, his father, who noted: “It’s been a chain of events for sure, and I’m very happy he’s here with us.”
A fractured skull, fractured tibia, fibula and rash have prevented him from getting back on his bike since then, and the cost of treatment has made matters worse.
Boston Children’s Hospital has described a tibia-fibula fracture as a fracture in a person’s lower leg that occurs when a fall or blow puts more pressure on the bones than normal.
A photo show the boy, who had endured so much, lying on his back in a hospital bed wearing a neck brace:
Less than a year after his mother’s death, 11-year-old Teddy was hit by a car while cycling through his neighborhood. His family can’t afford to pay their hospital bills, so the Georgian boy spends his Sundays selling lemonade to raise money. https://t.co/6JfSgmE86B
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Teddy knew he had to do something to help pay for medical bills, so for the past two weeks he’s been selling lemonade to thirsty customers.
“I saw it pop up on my phone,” a man named Joe List told the outlet, adding, “I said, it’s just around the corner, let’s go.”
In a social media post on July 24, Locust Grove News shared a photo of Locust Grove Police Department officers stopping by the lemonade stand to show their support:
This young boy from Locust Grove was recently hit by a car. He has a broken tibula and fibula. He also suffers from a fractured skull…
Posted by Locust Grove News on Sunday, July 24, 2022
As of Monday afternoon, a GoFundMe page set up to help the family had raised more than $9,000 of its $20,000 goal, and donors shared their best wishes on the website.
“Slow steady progress,” one person commented, while another said, “Teddy, hope you get better soon!” »