A 4-year-old is miraculously recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the head last month.
On March 27, Na’vaun Lamarii Price Jackson found a gun under a pillow while on a bed at his mother’s boyfriend’s home, Fox 11 reports.
Brijjanna Price, Na’vaun’s mother, was visiting Terrence L. Wilson, who told police that he slept with the weapon and had forgotten to secure it away.
After the shooting, doctors put Na’vaun on life support and placed him in a medically induced coma. Doctors told the family Na’vaun would likely be brain dead or never walk again.
However, Na’vaun seems to be beating the odds.
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As KGO reports, Ramon Price, Na’vaun’s grandfather said:
“He’s moving his foot now, he’s kicking pillows. He’s reaching for his feeding tube and his wraps with both hands. He’s clutching things with his hands. He’s moving his head, following you with his eyes.”
Brijjanna told Fox 11 that her son is also breathing on his own now. Ramon and Brijjanna are both crediting prayer for this “miracle.”
The mother said:
“Everything the doctors saying, God says different.”
Brijjanna told KGO she’d had faith from the very start.
“I always pray for the best so I knew he was going to be okay.”
Although he’s still unable to talk, Na’vaun can sit in a wheelchair and shows progress every day.
Despite how this incident has changed her son’s life, Brijjanna says she still has dreams of him being successful in whatever goals he has in the future.
She told KGO:
“I know it ain’t going to be a regular life now, but I want him to just live his life, grow up, be something, be what he wants to be.”
Further, she says she had no idea her former boyfriend, Wilson, had a weapon under his pillow. She told KGO that if she’d had known, she wouldn’t have brought her son to his home.
Police arrested Wilson following the shooting and have charged him with numerous felonies. They include child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon, and first-degree criminal firearm storage.
Na’vaun’s father is also in prison. The family is pushing California Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow Nathan Jackson to “be by his son’s bedside” during this difficult time.
Ramon has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his grandson’s hospital expenses that aren’t covered by their insurance.