Child paralyzed in DUI crash gets new home
$100K chipped in for down payment UPDATED 12:06 PM PDT Jun 28, 2012
12:06 PM PDT Jun 28, 2012
VISTA, Calif. — A San Diego County child who was left paralyzed by a drunken driver has a new home after well-wishers chipped in $100,000 for the down payment.
The North County Times says a five-bedroom home in Vista was presented Wednesday to the family of Izaiah Wallis.
Izaiah, who's now 3, was in a stroller pushed by his grandfather when a drunk, unlicensed 17-year-old hit them in 2010.
The boy was paralyzed from the chest down and needs a ventilator. His father quit his job to take care of his son full time.
The nonprofit group Passion 4 Kids helped raise a $100,000 down payment on the $258,000 home. Dozens of companies then worked to remodel the rat- and trash-infested residence.
The parents say they love it.
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