Boy wounded by falling tree makes remarkable progress - KMSP-TV

Boy wounded by falling tree makes remarkable progress

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A young boy seriously wounded by a falling tree in Walton County is back on his feet again.

Tristen Wilson, now 6, suffered a serious head wound and brain damage when a 40-foot tree fell on him back in August.

In the hours after his accident, his mother, Dana, was told he might not make it through the night.

Days later, with Tristen still fighting life-threatening brain injuries, Dana Wilson said she prayed to hear her son's voice again.

"His favorite saying back to me is 'I love you mostest more mommy,'" Dana Wilson said.

Several weeks ago, her prayers were answered.

"When he, you know, did come to and did talk to us, the first thing he said to me was, 'I love you mostest  more.' It was weak, but just to hear that was the sweetest,'" said Dana Wilson.

From that day, Tristen's voice, his eyes, his memory and his physical strength improved at an unbelievable pace.

Saturday in Gainesville, there will be a benefit concert in his name.

"It's going to be a love offering and it will definitely help with medical expenses. There's no way we can cover what we got in front of us, there's just no way," said Ron Saint, Tristen's father.

Yet, the family believes they've got every reason to celebrate what's in front of them.

"I had to tell myself that this was really real," said Dana Wilson.

The family is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. If things continue to go well, they'll be there for another month before they're able to take Tristen home.

Click here for more information about the benefit concert, and on Tristen's progress

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