BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) – A Bridgeport family said it was considering the possibility of relocating after it said a 6-year-old boy was burned in a bullying incident.
While Dominick Krankall is recovering at Bridgeport Hospital, the state’s first aid community came out in full force to get support on Thursday.
Law enforcement and first aiders said they learned Dominick will be a police officer when he grows up.
Shortly after kl. 10 Thursday, they brought cruisers, fire trucks and SWAT vehicles to him in the form of a parade, which the boy excitedly watched from his hospital room as he continued his recovery.
The state’s first responder community came out in full force to support Dominick Krankall on Thursday.
“We are with you, we are with you 100 percent,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. “I hope it’s a message that will continue to give him the strength he needs as he goes through from here on out.”
From the center of Bridgeport Hospital’s roundabout, the lights and sirens were seen and heard all the way upstairs in Dominick Krankall’s room.
Aaron Krankall said his 6-year-old son has been bullied since they moved to their Bridgeport neighborhood last year.
Dominick Krankall’s sister spoke on Thursday.
“Of course [we’re] very sorry, ”said Kayla Deegan, Dominick Krankall’s sister. “I honestly do not even have words for it.”
“Pushing them, stumbling those who have always been in some kind of trouble,” explained Aaron Krankall, Dominick’s father.
Aaron Krankall said the problems reached a turning point on Sunday.
Preliminary reports from police showed that children were playing in Dominick’s backyard and setting objects on fire.
One of the objects. According to Aaron Krankall, was thrown in Dominick’s face.
The doctors called Dominick Krankall’s bravery amazing.
“He is a tough little young man and his mood is actually very good,” said Dr. Magna Dias, Chair of Pediatrics, Bridgeport Hospital.
One of the doctors at the hospital said his recovery could take weeks to months. However, he had to recover completely.
“It’s very important to have a positive attitude when you’re recovering,” Dias said. “If you feel like you have no hope, then it actually makes it a lot harder to recover. So things like this [parade] are really meaningful. “
Organizers of a fundraising effort on the website GoFundMe.com said Dominick suffered second- and third-degree burns.
This fundraising site exceeded a $ 50,000 goal and raised more than $ 277,000.
Some of the money, the family said, will be used to move to a new home. They no longer want to stay in the Louisiana Avenue neighborhood where the boy was injured.
Meanwhile, family members said they are grateful for the support they have received.
“We have people who bring us dinners to my family before I get home, so they eat dinner,” Aaron Krankall said. “We’ve had relatives and aunts, people who came over, and cousins who came and helped. it’s just been amazing. “
The GoFundMe site has received donations from as far away as New Zealand when people said they were touched by Dominick’s history. The page can be found here.
Law enforcement and first aiders said they learned the 6-year-old boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up.
While Dominick Krankall is recovering at Bridgeport Hospital, the state’s first responder community said it will come out in full force for support on Thursday.
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