Following Critical Accident, West Islip Student Gives Back

Chris Wilson held a blood drive and donated more than $5K to Good Samaritan Hospital.

A West Islip student who was critically injured last year after being hit by a car while walking to school has decided to give back to the hospital where he was treated following the accident.

Chris Wilson, a 17-year-old junior at West Islip High School, recently donated more than $5,400 to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for the hospital’s pediatric services.

Wilson spent six weeks in the hospital's Pediatric Itensive Care Unit, including 11 days in a coma, after suffering a critical head injury when he was in West Islip in October 2011.

“Chris’s recovery has not been easy. He has worked very hard at his rehabilitation and keeping up with his school work,” said Wilson's mother Tara.

The Wilsons also in March at the Babylon Masonic Lodge to help raise awareness of those that suffer from traumatic brain injuries. The event drew more than 500 participants, and more than 113 pints of blood were collected.

Wilson and his family are currently working to get a traffic light installed at the intersection where the accident occurred to prevent any further injuries.

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Marianne Bowden May 22, 2012 at 09:17 PM
So happy to hear that you are doing well and something great is coming from such a terrible time in your young life. God bless you and your family.


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