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A young boy who survived the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs last month will spend the holidays in the hospital.
Ryland Ward, 5, who lost two of his sisters and his mother in the shooting, is still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. His shattered femur isn’t healing as doctors had expected and he’s having issues with his kidney, KSAT in San Antonio reported.
Doctors are hoping he’ll go home in six to eight more weeks.
Ryland doesn’t know his mother and sisters were three of the 26 people, including an unborn child, who were killed during a service at First Baptist that Sunday.
“I’m sure he’s kind of getting some kind of idea because he’s 5,” his grandmother Sandy Ward told the TV news station.
To add some cheer to his stay, Ryland’s family’s requesting cards with $1 inside for him to get his Christmas wish: a Go-Kart. He’d also like pictures of kids with their pets, according to KSAT.
Cards can be mailed to Ryland Ward, P.O. Box 174, Sutherland Springs, Texas 78161.