CAMILLA, GA – According to a report from WALB, 13-year-old David Chapman of Camilla was paralyzed following a freak accident involving a pellet gun.
A strange twist of fate caused a pellet rifle laying on a truck bed to fire, hitting Chapman in the skull and lodging into his vertebrae – where doctors have chosen to leave it.
Chapman is currently being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He reportedly can swallow on his own but still requires a ventilator. Plans are in order to transport him to an Atlanta hospital for more specialized care.
The family has started several fundraisers.
One way you can get involved is by buying #TeamDavidLee t-shirts. If you’re interested, you can contact Griffin or Pricilla Deen at (229) 347-6700.
There is also a fundraising account at PNC Bank in Camilla.
Future fundraisers will be released once dates have been confirmed.