'Our Christmas miracle'

'Our Christmas miracle'

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 21, 2007, titled 'Our Christmas miracle'. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

“How could someone commit such a violent crime over a cell phone?”

His family brought Thanksgiving dinner to him in the hospital, but Dreyvon McCray will be home for Christmas - six months after a severe beating in Roseland put him in a coma.

'This is our Christmas miracle,' his mother, Tina McCray, said. 'This year will be special.'

The 15-year-old honor student left Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn on Thursday, excited about being home for the holidays to share a big meal with family and to open presents.

It has been a long road for the lanky, bespectacled teenager, who doctors thought would never regain consciousness because of brain injuries he suffered in the June 29 beating. After three months in a coma - a period that included his birthday - he awoke Sept. 28, unable to move. Read more

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Stan Landis

Bridgeview, IL

#1 Dec 25, 2007
I would like badly to send a monetary gift to this young man. The smile I witnessed him giving a TV camera on the news touched my heart deeply. I pray that some of us can get a college fund started for this wonderful young person. Can a news reporter help make this happen? Help me send a gift. Thank you. Keep sharing your wonderful smile with the world Dreyvon
So Sick Of It

Lake In The Hills, IL

#2 Dec 25, 2007
There is an "honor student" getting beat up or killed every day in the city. What does it take to be an "honor student" in the city. They must have different standards than when I was in school.
Kelis King

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 21, 2008
I'm glad to see he is making a full recovery.

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