MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A three year old boy, who continues to recover at the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the head, got a surprise fit for a superhero on Tuesday.
A group of strangers showered Darnal Mundy with gifts after hearing about his miraculous story of recovery.READ MORE: Residents Of Coral Gables Building Given 72 Hours To Vacate Over Structural Concerns
“It’s a blessing,” said Jason Jimeno with Liberty Tax. “One of the best gifts I’ve had in a long time, I’m thrilled at how he’s progressing. I saw the story a month ago and it touched me. ”
Mundy has been recovering at Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital after spending a month in the ICU. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in August when he accidentally shot himself in the head. Mundy’s parents were asleep when their son reportedly climbed onto a chair and reached into a dresser drawer looking for an iPad, instead he found his dad’s gun.
“He was in a coma for three weeks. When he came to rehab, he wasn’t eating, he wasn’t talking, he wasn’t breathing on his own,” said Doctor Seema Khurana, the UHealth Director of pediatric rehabilitation at Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital. “He’s done better than anyone would have ever expected. He’s a miracle child.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Touched by the little boy’s resilience, Jason Jimeno, his wife and a friend got together to do something special for Mundy before he heads home after months of intense rehab. They bought him superhero toys along with new bedding and furniture for his bedroom.
“To see him progressing and staying strong I think anybody whoever wants to give up on life you shouldn’t. You should be inspired by a little boy who could have gave up at three years old [but didn’t],” said Jimeno.
Mundy is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday, just in time for his fourth birthday. The Miami Seaqurium has donated a special birthday party for him, where he will be able to pet the dolphins.
“I didn’t know there was still kind hearted people out there,” said Mundy’s mom Dorphise Jean. “His room is gonna look awesome. I appreciate all the gifts. I’m still overwhelmed.”MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
The Mundy family has set up a GoFundMe page to help purchase a wheel chair and special device that could help him walk properly again.