Friends Reach Out To Help Severely Injured Teen

A central Kentucky teenager is up against some serious odds after he was injured in a construction accident.

Garrard County High School freshman Cody Woolums remains in the intensive care unit at Kentucky Children's hospital, but his friends are taking some quick action to help in his recovery.

Cody Woolums was helping with a construction project Monday Morning when a wall collapsed and fell on him.

The 15-year-old has already had a couple of surgeries and we're told his injuries are severe, including needing a breathing and feeding tube.

When his friends heard how serious things were, they admit were scared, but they've turned their worries into something positive. They are now trying to raise money to help pay for his medical bills.

Students at Garrard County High School are asking more than their classmates to help. They're putting jars up all over town, asking the community to help Cody.

Folks at the school said they can't think of anyone who doesn't like Cody. He's the guy with the great laugh who is always fun to be around.

Teachers say when Cody is well enough to have visitors, they'll be collecting the money and taking it to his family.


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  • by Andrea East Location: Garrard on Nov 10, 2007 at 07:14 AM
    Hey Cody, I know it's been a while since you've had the accident but I still pray for you all the time. I know that God will do what's in his will for you. You need to come on some FFA events with us soon, test out that new jacket we gave you! Love you cody, Andrea
  • by EMILY MILLER Location: Lancaster kentucky on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:55 PM
    Well im glad to see everyone helping out! cody get well soon we all love you...
  • by Kerry Location: Garrard on May 28, 2007 at 04:37 AM
    To correct a mistake that someone has made, Codys grandfather had a stroke. He had this stroke Three days before Cody's accident, so it was not due to the stress of Cody. Cody is recovering well and is still in ICU. He will soon be going to Cardinal Hill and all we can do is leave it all in Gods hands for him to regain the ability to walk.. If any one wants to help then pray, pray alot this is what counts.
  • by Kristin Location: Nicholasville on May 11, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    I appreciate all the students and faculty at Garrad County High School helping to raise money because our family will be having trouble getting money to pay for his medical bills,but we will accomplish it because he is very loved in our family!! Cody is the best cousin a person could ask for. We all love you Cody and you will always be in our prayers!!!
  • by Rheba Location: Lexington on May 11, 2007 at 08:44 AM
    I understand that this family is now dealing with another medical issue. Apparently, this young boy's father or grandfather has had a heart attack due to the stress. Please continue to pray for this family.
  • by delours Location: garrison,ky. on May 10, 2007 at 12:29 PM
    i also have a son only one,i thought i was going to loose him he had a motorcycle accident and was in a coma for fourteen days i prayed he would be allright, he finally started comming a wake and knew us all.he's doing fine now and back to work.i will pray for your son.
  • by Dustin Location: Central Ky on May 9, 2007 at 07:57 PM
    I have a little boy myself and I can't imagine something like this happening to him. I pray that GOD will perform a miracle for this child and speed him to a full recovery. I also pray that ALL of Cody's friends and family use this incident as a reminder of just how fast life can change or end for that matter. God Bless everyone and get well soon Cody.

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