The family of an 11-year-old boy who was hit by a car is asking everyone to pray for a miracle as he will be taken off of life support unless one final brain scan shows signs of recovery.
Noah Chambers’s grandmother Renea Smith said doctors are going to do the final test on Sunday, Nov. 3, to decide whether Noah’s the ventilator can be removed, according to KHOU11.
“He is on a breathing machine right now helping him breathe, because he cannot breathe on his own,” said Smith updating the boy’s condition.
The accident happened around 7:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, when Noah attempted to cross the road at a Trunk-or-Treat event in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, according to NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP).
The 11-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car. He was then taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
About 70 people have been in the hospital supporting the boy and his family since the incident, his grandmother said.
“His face was scratched up. He has trauma to his head. One of his kidneys had to have a tube put in to drain, because it was not working properly. His kidneys are not functioning. He is just not responding to anybody,” said Smith.
Noah also suffered a fractured pelvis from the hit. Smith is heartbroken seeing what her family is going through.
“All I’m doing is praying and just asking God, please work a miracle. This is my grandson, my little boy, I just don’t want to lose him,” said Smith.
The family is asking everyone to pray for a miracle as Noah fights for his recovery. Smith said they are grateful for the outpouring of love.
“We have had people praying for him from around the world —Thousands and thousands of people,” said Smith. “Just continue to keep us in your prayers because we are going to need it now more than ever.”
North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed Saturday night that no charges have been filed against the driver who hit Noah. The driver remained at the scene, worked with investigators and was cooperative, authorities said.