“The other boys who were there having been telling kids at school that it was not an accident, that it was intentional.”
“My son is a special guy. He was rowdy and he liked to have fun,” she said. “He considered these guys his friends, but they would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him. He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.”
A YouCaring page has been set up to help fund Kayden’s treatment and his family and has already raised over $200,000.
Ms Hatchett took to the YouCaring page to provide an update on his condition and tank people for their support, writing:
Kayden is doing a little better today . They have taken him off the epinephrine. He was able to stabilize his heart rate and blood pressure on his own all night. Still on feeding and breathing machines. He is going in for his second dressing change soon. We will know more about the severity of his burns and lung damage afterwards. His swelling seems to be reducing now. The last dressing change caused him to plummet. I will update this afternoon.
And we want to thank... everyone, everywhere for all of the thoughts, prayers and support. I can't express how grateful we are. Truly amazing. We need the good to outweigh the evil.