A 4-year-old boy is critically injured after a treehouse fell on him on Christmas Eve at a relative’s home in the Splendora area, Cleveland.
Kade Contreras suffered major head trauma and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston where he is on life-support, reported Chron.
“He had swelling on his brain after the accident,” said Cleveland ISD Police Chief Rex Evans, spokesperson for the family. “The doctors are running more tests now to determine brain activity.”
The Cleveland community has rallied together around the Contreras and provided support to parents Roy and Courtney Contreras, who are well-regarded in Cleveland for their support of youth activities.
“I’m so overwhelmed in my feelings. I can’t express how much it means to us that our baby is being lifted up by our community,” Contreras wrote on a Facebook post on Dec. 25.
“I’m keeping faith that a miracle can happen because Kade is anything but ordinary so I have no doubt that God will make something extraordinary out of his life,” she added.
Friends, family, and other community members have also sent their prayers to the parents in heartwarming posts on Facebook. A hashtag #prayersforkade has also been started on the social media platform for the little boy.
Kade is the youngest of four sons and grandson of Neil and Linda Stuckey.
Contreras described her youngest son as “a free spirit and a one of a kind kid.”
“He is stubborn, hardheaded and SO STRONG. I keep telling everyone that he may be little but he is strong,” Contreras wrote in a Facebook post on Dec. 27.
Contreras has asked the community to continue praying for a miracle for Kade.
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