Brayden Altmann's road to recovery

Brayden Altmann's road to recovery

The community continues to give back and 'Pray for Bray.'

Three-year-old Brayden Altmann lost his right leg on Mother's Day after being run over by a lawn mower and now he's out of the hospital and picking  back up right where he left off.

It's been almost a month since the horrific accident but Brayden's mom Kelsey says everyone is amazed at how strong Brayden's been.

His infectious smile and positive personality have made this road to recovery much easier on them.

"We just appreciate the community coming together like they have. We are beyond blessed with everything people have done for us. People we don't know. People we do know. And it's not just people in the community. It's people all across the country who have helped us out. We are just so blessed from them," says Kelsey Moore.

The community played a big part in Saturday's fundraising event at the Coomes Center in Abingdon.

The Washington County Virigina's Sheriff's Department set up a lawn mower and internet safety booth. The event also had a music tent provided by Soundwavez Mobile DJ's. There were raffle baskets, haircuts and a blood mobile.

Any blood donations collected there Saturday have the opportunity to go back to Brayden and his family if they need it.

Kelsey's high school friend Kayla Neece has been one of the people organizing these fundraisers. She says it's a blessing to see such a great turnout.

"It brought tears to my eyes earlier because it's like how awesome to be part of a community that's coming together as one, for this little boy Brayden and his family. It's beautiful to just see a small town do this and it's overwhelming," adds Neece.

And it's overwhelming, in a good way, for the family.

"The first day we were in the hospital there was already people coming together to help us out," adds Moore. "The community has been wonderful. We can't thank them enough for all they've done for us."

As for Brayden, he's just ready to be a superhero.

You can make a donation to Brayden and his family by clicking on this link:

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