While walking home Carter Strange was beaten and left for dead by 8 young teenagers on June 20, 2011. His dad had just recently started a new job and had no insurance. Carter was rushed to the emergency room where they performed brain surgery to stop arterial bleeding. After a long week in ICU and another surgery to repair the damage to his nose, he is now on the road to recovery. He is also facing his fears and fighting to prevent this from happening again by sharing his story. He feels extremely blessed by the outpour of support and prayers from everyone. Many prayers have carried him through the hospital stay and beyond, but others have asked how they can help with his hospital bills. We felt obligated to open an account for those who are in a position to help financially. We are not a business or a non-profit orginization. We are just a family in need and donations are not tax deductable. We need to take back out city streets. We need to get parents involved, and hold those that dont accountable for their delinquent children. We should demand stronger penalties for children that are involved in this kind of violence. The Strange family would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and words of support that they have received. Last Tuesday, we sat in the hospital wondering how anything good could possibly come of this. Looking back now, it's obvious we had forgotton who was in control. God has truly blessed us. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. God bless all who have offered support.