A 10-year-old boy with special needs is currently in the hospital fighting for his life after bullies deliberately set the child on fire.
According to WOIA, Kayden Culp, from Kerrville, Texas is “suffering from infections and is currently on medications to stabilize his heart.”
While playing in a field with three other boys on Sunday, one boy allegedly poured gasoline on Kayden while another set him on fire.
Kayden is currently suffering from burns that cover about 20 per cent of his body, stretching from near his belly button to his ears. He is also being fed through a feeding tube and is being kept sedated, according to a fundraising page set up to help the family. (Full disclosure: Although no person on our staff knows this boy or his family personally, DennisMichaelLynch.com has made a donation to help Kayden.)
Kayden’s mother has also spoken to local police about pressing charges against the boys for their actions against her son.
“My son is a special guy. He was rowdy and he liked to have fun,” she told the Houston Chronicle.
“He considered these guys his friends, but they would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him.“
“He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.”
The fundraising page set up to help out Kayden’s family has already raised over $16,000.
The page says the family is “asking for donations to help them with expenses that will arise while they are in the hospital with Kayden.” The family financially needs help to cover housing expenses, utilities, food, etc. since they also have 3 other children at home that they will need to financially support since they are unable to work while being with Kayden.
According to his family, Kayden displays autistic behavior but has not been officially diagnosed to have the developmental disorder.
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