A Compton, California boy’s life changed after his neighbors threw a homemade firework at him on his birthday. The accident caused him to lose his left hand.
According to KTLA, Aaron Carreto underwent four operations after two male neighbors threw a lit firework towards him on July 6. Carreto was celebrating his tenth birthday with loved ones when the men threw the firecracker moments before it detonated, leaving him no time to react. His sister, Adriana, wrote on a GoFundMe page that the accident did not change his cheerful personality:
“This incident changed his life, (his) way of living, but not his spirits. He’s very caring and aware of other people’s needs.”
Aaron also had burns to his face and stomach.
His family added that the incident has caused him to experience psychological trauma. Two more operations were scheduled to help Aaron deal with the injuries.
“He tells his family how he feels betrayed by those people around us and wants to start a new life far away from where he grew up,”
One of the two men have been arrested for causing the tragic accident. Aaron says he hopes the men will go to jail for their mindless actions.
“Those guys who did this, I don’t want to see them no more, I just wish that they could be in jail.”
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