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Chancellor Middle’s Zach Morrison making dramatic progress
Twelve-year-old Zachary Morrison has defied all expectations after getting struck by a car on Harrison Road in November as he headed home from school.
The Chancellor Middle School student suffered head trauma, two broken legs and other injuries and wasn’t expected to survive the helicopter trip to the hospital.
But now, 4 1/2 months later, he’s talking and learning to walk again.
His family has been overwhelmed by the support they’ve received from the community and is thankful for two fundraisers coming up in April that will help pay medical expenses not covered by insurance.
On Saturday, the Massad Family YMCA in Stafford County is hosting a tennis social from 6-10:30 p.m. Entry is $12 in cash or by check payable to “Friends of Zach Morrison.” The evening is open to non-members and will include tennis and a silent auction.
On April 23, Q Ball Café and Billiards at 960 Bragg Road in Spotsylvania is hosting a benefit concert by local musicians. The event starts at 2 p.m. with children’s events including a moon bounce and face painting, and continues with music, an auction, bake sale and raffles.
People can also make contributions directly to: “Friends of Zach Morrison,” c/o PNC Bank, 1001 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
Check out tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star for a full update on Zach.