Texas Boy Fighting For His Life After He Was Set on Fire by Bullies
A 10-year-old autistic boy from Kerrville, Texas is on life support fighting for his life after he was set on fire by bullies.
According to the boy's family, Kayden Culp was out playing in a field Sunday afternoon (10/2) with two other kids when the brutal attack occurred. They say one boy doused Kayden with gasoline and the other set him on fire.
Firefighters responding to a fire in a field found Kayden burned. He was airlifted to the hospital where he was put into an induced coma. Kayden suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns over 20% of his body from his ears to his belly.
Kayden's family believe the attack was planned. “The other kids are saying that he was going to be riding his bike like he always is," Kayden's aunt Kelly Mack told News 4 San Antonio. "...and they said we’re going to grab him and take him inside and burn him,” Mack continued.
According to the Kerville Fire Marshal, the juvenile who is "responsible for causing the victim's severe burns" has been charged with first-degree arson.
Kayden's mother posted an update to Facebook Thursday morning saying he is doing a little better, but he is still critical condition on feeding tubes and breathing machines.
A YouCaring donation page has been set up to help give financial support for Kayden's family during this difficult road to recovery. The page has currently raised more than $75,000 as of Thursday afternoon.