5-year-old trick-or-treater hit by truck is back home after weeks in ICU

MONROE, N.C. — A five-year-old boy who spent weeks in a hospital after being hit by a truck while trick-or-treating is back home in Monroe.


Graylen Massey and his 10-year-old sister, Journey, were struck on Lancaster Avenue near Branch Street.

Journey recovered quickly but Graylen spent three weeks in the ICU with a broken collarbone, and fractured skull and there was bleeding on his brain.

Despite the odds, his mother never doubted that he would recover.

“Because I knew it,” said Lashonda Brooks, mother. “I had to keep my faith. I had to think positive. That was the only way to think anyway. Think negative? No. Because I can’t imagine my life without my kids.”

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, his mom talks about his miraculous recovery.

VIDEO: Young trick-or-treater hit by truck out of ICU

Evan Donovan

Evan Donovan, wsoctv.com

Evan is an anchor and reporter for Channel 9.