Toddler Recovers, Family Rasies Reward Money to Find Hit-and-Run Driver

By George Colli
|  Sunday, Aug 25, 2013  |  Updated 11:18 PM EDT
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The family of Corey Gordon holds a fundraiser to raise funds for reward to find hit-and-run driver.

The family of Corey Gordon holds a fundraiser to raise funds for reward to find hit-and-run driver.

A miraculous recovery for a Bridgeport toddler struck by a hit and run driver in April.  The family of Corey Gordon are asking the public to help bring that driver to justice.

A leg brace is the only sign that the happy-go-lucky 3-year- old suffered anything traumatic almost four months ago.

“It’s a miracle,” says Erica Parmlee, the boy’s mother. “Very happy, very pleased. Happy that he’s here most importantly. "

Seeing the boy run around the Milford Bowling Lanes this Sunday night is a miracle considering a hit and run driver nearly took his life.

It was on capitol avenue in Bridgeport. Just after Erica took the then 2-year old toddler out of her car, a car struck him and kept on going.

Corey landed  in intensive care at Yale New Haven Hospital for weeks with a serious head and body injuries. He then spent the next two months at a hospital in New York receiving speech and physical therapy.

“It’s been a rough three months for me and my family,” says Charles Jones, Corey’s grandfather. “To have him home and trying to be a normal kid is great.”

Now that he is recovering, the family is focusing their sights on finding the person responsible. They held a fundraiser at the bowling alley to try and raise enough money to offer a reward for information that could lead to an arrest. for a reward.

“That’s why we’re doing this,” says Parmlee. “So hopefully someone will come forward.”
 

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