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Toddler Recovers, Family Rasies Reward Money 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. (Published Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013)

    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.”