LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A nine-year-old Lehi boy nearly goes blind after a BB gun accident. Now a get-well gift from his grandmother is not only helping him to heal, but other sick kids as well.
Drake Sorensen was camping with his family when they decided to do some target practice with BB guns. One shot got away and ricocheted off of a tree and hit Drake in his left eye.
“There was no marks on his cheek, no marks on his forehead, it was blunt force trauma to his eye,” explained Drake’s mom Amy Sorensen.
The BB bounced off Drake's eye, but not before doing some serious damage. Doctors are waiting for the swelling to go down before doing another surgery. It’s still unclear what kind of long term damage has been done.
Sorensen said, "All we know now is we have to get the cataract out so he can at least see."
To help him feel better and let him know he was thought of, Drake’s grandmother sent him a special bracelet as a get-well gift. It was a simple leather bracelet adorned with beads, bells and a feather.
Drake said, "They're cool because the beads are awesome and the feather every time the wind blows or something you think that God's thinking of you."
The special bracelet has given Drake so much hope he's decided to pay it forward. He’s now making the bracelets for other kids in need.
“I’m giving them to the other kids in the hospitals,” explained Drake.
Drake hopes the bracelets will lift their spirits and let them know someone is thinking of them and wishing they get better.
"Whoever gets it if they're going through surgery or something they're going to look at it and smile,” said Drake.
You can get more information on Drake's bracelet at his website, drakesorensen.blogspot.com