The family of Dillon Bond is asking those inclined to pray for the 14-year-old White Lake Middle School student to offer a prayer at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to a post on the Pray for Storms Facebook page.
Dillon was critically injured Dec. 13 when he was hit by a car while crossing M-59.
“To all of you who have been committed to prayer on behalf of Dillon I am very grateful and only hope that you will continue to include him in your conversations with God and ask for complete healing,” his mother, Rebecca, posted. “Everyone is asking to do something to help so I have decided to ask as many as possible to participate (wherever you are) in a moment of prayer for healing this Sunday at 8 p.m.”
She cited Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
The White Lake community has responded to fund-raising efforts to help offset the family’s medical and other expenses. An online fundraising campaign is more than halfway to its $10,000 goal, with $6,676 raised as f Friday morning.
Community members are embracing the family with their own fundraisers, including a recent concert by the Juarez Sisters Band, a group comprised of Dillon’s classmates, that raised $2,000, the Spinal Column reports.
The teen is showing some signs of improvement. He is no longer in a medically-induced coma, although he is still not alert, his mother posted on Facebook.
Dillon’s brother, Winter Frandsen, told the Spinal Column that the youth’s recovery will be long and the costs of medical care and rehabilitation will be high.“Dillon will be in the hospital, I am told, for several months, and will continue to go through physical rehab for up to a year or more,” Frandsen said. “The fact is, we just don’t know what his condition will be (cognitively speaking) when he wakes up.”