Nonprofit raises money for 6-year-old with cerebral palsy who was held against his will by his father
A nonprofit is raising money for a hospitalized 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who was recently held against his will by his father.
Tyree Scott has been charged with attempted murder and assault after holding the boy, Zahir, and a 16-year-old girl against their will at a home in Longwood earlier this month.
Police say Zahir was stabbed five times and is now recovering in Harlem Hospital. Holton's Heroes says it wants to raise money for the boy, who is alone with a feeding tube.
The nonprofit is dedicated to helping pediatric brain injury survivors get the tools needed for a successful recovery. Holton's Heroes says it was so touched by Zahir's story, it already raised $14,000.
The nonprofit says the money will go towards tools and equipment Zahir will need when he finds a forever home.