Brother of Boy Killed in Adventureland Accident Showing Recovery Signs
Earlier this month tragedy struck a Cedar Rapids family when what was supposed to be a fun trip to Adventureland turned into a nightmare.
On Saturday, July 3 the Jaramillo family was on a raft on the Raging River at Adventureland. Their raft flipped and several family members were injured. David and Sabrina Jaramillo's 11-year-old son Michael died from the accident, and their 16-year-old son David Jr. was left in critical condition. It's an unimaginable nightmare that no family should have to endure.
Some good news has emerged for the family as Michael's brother David Jr. seems to be showing signs of recovery, according to KCRG. David Jr. is being treated at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. The Jaramillo family's pastor shared a photo of parents David and Sabrina standing by their son's bed saying "it captured the moment their son was first aware of their presence."
A GoFundMe page that was set up for the family by Christian Life Church states that David is "able to answer questions with gestures and even raised his eyebrows and squinted his eyes indicating laughter." The GoFundMe, which had an original goal of $10,000, currently sits at over $48,000 raised. An amount that will certainly take some burden off of this troubling time.
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