Kaidyn's Angels

We are trying to raise funds for my son, Mike and grandson, Kaidyn.  Kaidyn sustained several serious injuries due to an accident on Saturday, April 6th.  Mike is staying at the hospital thus far to be with Kaidyn as much as he can.  However, he can only stay for so long.  Therefore, we would like to help him with the expenses he will incur so that he may be with his son.  Mike, nor Kaidyn’s mom (Kirstin), have left his side since the accident on Saturday evening and do not plan to.   Mike and Kirstin’s total focus is on being there for Kaidyn during this very tragic and difficult time.   

While driving to the store to get groceries with his dad (my son, Mike), they were tragically hit by a speeding truck.   Mike was stopped at a traffic light when a truck driving over 70 mph hit him from behind, flipping Mike’s Explorer on its side.  Apparently the driver of the truck did not even attempt to put his brakes on as there were no skid marks or brake marks.   As you can see by the attached article, the man driving the truck was on drugs, going over 70 mph and had a seven-year-old passenger (his daughter?) in the truck.     

Kaidyn is just six years old and is the sweetest, kindest, most loving child.  He has a wonderful sense of humor and continually keeps everyone smiling.  His smile alone will melt your heart.  He’s very active and enjoys being outdoors.  His dad taught him how to ride a bicycle, how to skateboard, and ride his scooter, which Kaidyn loves to do (along with just about anything that involves being outdoors).  Kaidyn just went to baseball practice Saturday afternoon, the day of the accident.  He was so excited about playing ball this year.  Mike and Kaidyn have a very special bond; Kaidyn is Mike’s everything in life.  Mike has been an integral part of guiding Kaidyn in his faith in God.  While being placed in the helicopter en-route to A. I. Dupont Children’s Hospital, Kaidyn looked up at the EMT and said, “it’s ok.  God is with me.”  The EMT responded, “what did you say?’  He repeated, “God is with me.”  This six-year old’s faith in God is amazing.   On the afternoon of the accident, Mike had taken Kaidyn to a park close by his home where they usually spend a lot of time together.  I have input a picture from that day, along with several photos of Kaidyn.   

Now Kaidyn is lying in a hospital bed, with a neck brace that covers the entire lower half of his tiny little face, staring up at the ceiling.  His spine was badly injured, and this precious little six-year old is now facing the possibility of being paralyzed from the chest down.  The ligament between his head and neck was torn, as was the ligament just below that one.  He underwent surgery on Sunday, April 7th to repair a fractured femur bone.  He has fractured his arm as well, sustained broken ribs, a bruised lung, a concussion and the spinal cord which was snapped.  Kaidyn underwent another surgery on Monday, April 8th to stabilize his vertebrae (T1-T4) so that he may be able to sit up.  He has a long road to recovery. 

In just a matter of seconds, this precious boy’s life has completely changed, along with his mom, dad and all of his family members.  He is still facing more surgeries, physical therapy, occupational therapy and, very likely, counseling.  How does a parent tell their six-year old child he will never walk again?   

Mike’s complete and total focus right now is on his son’s recovery and being there for him.  If you can find it in your heart to donate any amount, it will be greatly appreciated.  No amount is too small.   

We would like to sincerely thank you in advance for your prayers, care, concern and generosity in thinking about donating to this cause.   We cannot begin to express our gratitude in everyone’s thoughtfulness and kindness.  Again, thank you so much.   
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gloria Teresa Harris
Millsboro, DE
Michael Cruz

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