3-year-old recovering at hospital after storms cause tree to fall on home
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A west Tulsa family is thankful tonight to have their son after a tree fell on him last night. The tree damaged the mobile home where eight people were inside.
They don’t have renters insurance and don’t have relatives that can fit the entire family.
What’s worse, this is the second time in the last two years they’ve lost their home.
“He’s my little man, and it hurts," said father Ray Stanley.
Last night, a tree fell on Ray Stanley’s home landing on his son.
“I called for him several times, it felt like an eternity," said Stanley.
The storms toppled the tree onto Ray’s living room.
Three-year old Cadynce was on the couch watching TV with his brothers.
“Another couple of inches it would have got two of them instead of just the one," said Stanley.
Ray spotted Cadynce’s foot sticking out from underneath the tree.
His nephew helped pull the boy out and Cadynce was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
“There’s no swelling and there’s no broken bones," said Stanley.
Hard to believe with the sizable gap now left in their home.
But right now as Cadynce recovers, the big issue is where the family will stay.
“There’s so much stuff to figure out, I don’t even know what we need," said Stanley.
Starting all over again isn’t new for Ray.
In 2015 he says he lost his last home to a fire. And now with this mess, he says he doesn’t know what to do.
“I know it’s not my fault, but I feel like there’s more that I should've done or could've done," said Stanley.
For now the family is staying at the Ronald McDonald house for as long as they need.
At last check, Cadynce is listed in critical condition.