Teen Thanks Fire Rescue after Frightful Fall
About a month ago, he fell more than 25 feet from a tree. Wednesday, 15-year-old Christopher Quaranta and his family visited the fire station that came to his rescue.
On October 15th, Quaranta cracked his skull in five places, sustained a brain hemorrhage and broke his wrist when he fell from a tree in his back yard. The injuries to his head caused damage to his frontal lobe.
His mother, Lori Hemingway, credits the quick decision making on behalf of Marion County Fire Rescuers for saving her son's life.
They realized Chris's injuries were too severe for having fallen off a bike, like he had claimed. They called for a helicopter and transported him to the trauma unit at Shands.
Hemingway says the road to recovery will be long, with a year before they even know the extent of Chris's brain injuries.
In the meantime, Chris reluctantly admits that he just wants to go back to school.
- Teen Dies After 50-Foot Fall While Working For Tree Service
- Annual School Grades Fall Sharply Thanks to New Standards
- Gainesville Fire Rescue Responds to Two Fires at Same Location
- Gainesville Fire Rescue Investigating Second Recent Fire in Apartment
- Fire Rescue Budget Under Fire
- Gainesville Fire Rescue Educates Residents On Fire Assessment Fees
- Gainesville Fire Rescue Extinguish House Fire
- Alachua County Fire Rescue Improves Public Protection Class
- Gainesville Fire Rescue Without Generators, But Will Have Them In The Future
- Ocala Fire Rescue Ranks 28th Busiest in Nation