TV falls on Greer boy's head, family by his side - FOX Carolina 21

TV falls on Greer boy's head, family spends Christmas by his side

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An Upstate family is still in shock after their 3-year-old son was life-flighted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, after a television weighing more than 150 lbs fell on his head.

It happened on Dec. 16, while the boy was at his father's house. J.J. Greene, the father of Ian Greene, said the guilt he feels after the incident is unbearable.

"I've laid more guilt on myself than anybody out there could ever put on me," said Greene.

His son, Jordan, found Ian under the TV set after it fell. They said Ian loved to climb the dresser the set was situated on. This type of incident happens more often than many think. SafeKids.org reports every three weeks a child dies from a TV toppling over.

Doctors said Ian is lucky to be alive.

Social media has also come to the boy's rescue. A family member organized the Prayers for Ian Facebook page, where people from all over the world have rallied around the boy. It had nearly 3,000 likes Friday.

Ian is no stranger to hospitals. He was born three months early, and now his fourth birthday will be spent Saturday in the hospital. The family does not know what lies ahead for Ian. Doctors cannot say whether he will walk or talk again. He remains in and out of consciousness.

"He's been a fighter all his life," his mother, Summer Brown said. "He's my little ninja."

If you would like to donate to the family of Ian Greene, there are fundraisers set up. Click here, here, or here to make a donation. The family said the money may have to be used for whatever care is necessary when Ian is released from the hospital.

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