The 6-year-old Connecticut boy, who suffered severe facial burns when a neighborhood bully allegedly threw a flaming tennis ball at him, was discharged from hospital on Monday.
Dominick Krankall was grinning from ear to ear as he was escorted back to his home in Bridgeport by a Connecticut state trooper without a full gauze mask covering his face, according to images posted to a fundraising site.
“We are extremely grateful to have our cathedral back. He gets a visiting nurse to help him with his recovery. He got a very special ride back from an amazing state cop!!!” Sister Kayla Deegan, 20, wrote in the update.
Krankall was playing in his backyard on April 24 when an 8-year-old boy, armed with gasoline and a lighter, lured him around the corner and attacked him, according to Deegan.
“He poured gasoline on a tennis ball, took a lighter, lit it and threw it right in my brother’s face — and then ran from him and watched him burn,” she said.
The older child bullied her 6-year-old brother before, she said.
“Two months ago, under the supervision of the bully’s mother, he was pushed against a wall and fell to the ground. And again the mother refuses to admit her child did it,” the sister said.
Krankall was discharged from Bridgeport Hospital’s burns unit earlier than family members expected after eight days of being forced to eat from a straw while his face was covered in bandages, according to relatives and photos.
“Dominick is overjoyed to be back with his family. He is on the road to recovery but all of the love, support and prayers from all of you have been a huge part in making that happen,” Deegan wrote to donors, who gave the family more than half a million dollars while looking for one new home in a “safer” neighborhood.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/03/dominick-krankall-who-was-allegedly-attacked-with-flaming-tennis-ball-released-from-hospital/ Dominick Krankall, who was allegedly attacked with a flaming tennis ball, discharged from hospital