A Sault Ste. Marie teenager is fighting for his life after being shot accidentally during the Thanksgiving long weekend at the Algoma Rod and Gun Club.
Justin Williams 16, was shot in the neck with a .22 calibre bullet on October 10th and was airlifted to an Ottawa hospital the day of the shooting.
The shooting was deemed accidental and no charges were laid by City Police.
The incident has left him and his family with many unknowns including the prognosis of Justin, a Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School student. The bullet remain in his neck and Justin is paralyzed from his shoulders down. “While the outcome of this tragedy is still unknown, Justin is fighting for his life as he remains paralyzed from the shoulders down and is unable to breathe unassisted.”
Justin’s aunt, Jenn Sprague has set up a GoFundMe account in order to help the family cope with the financial strain of being from home. Carrie & Gerry , Justin’s parents have been in Ottawa living in a hotel waiting for a room at Ronald McDonald house. That facility helps families with accommodation while patients recover a minimal cost. Sprague hopes to raise $20,000 with the fund, as of Monday morning over $4,000 has been raised.
“they must meet the expenses of a hotel and daily living while they are situated in Ottawa and maintain the expenses of their home and their other son in Sault Ste. Marie.” Spraque said on the GoFundPage.
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