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Family friend of Levi Wright gives update on boy’s condition, worldwide support

May 28, 2024, 8:30 AM | Updated: 8:39 am

Levi Wright, 3, vanished into a creek and was rescued a mile downstream....

Levi Wright, 3, vanished into a creek and was rescued a mile downstream. (Courtesy Wright family)

(Courtesy Wright family)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah family continues to pray over their little boy who was swept down a Beaver County creek one week ago.

Three-year-old Levi Wright drove his toy tractor into the creek on May 21 and disappeared. After 25 minutes of searching, rescuers found him unresponsive in water over 4 feet deep, nearly a mile downstream.

Read more: Toddler who nearly drowned in Beaver out of coma, first responders recall rescue as ‘organized chaos’

“It absolutely is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Wright family spokesperson Mindy Clark.

Clark has been best friends with Kallie Wright, Levi Wright’s mother, for nearly 14 years.

“We’re more like sisters,” Clark said. “The entire time I have known Kallie, she has said, ‘I can’t wait to be a mother — I can’t wait to be married and be a mom.’ She is the world’s best mom. Watching her baby boy struggle is a nightmare for her. It’s just so awful.”

In a Facebook post, Kallie Wright thanked first responders who spent nearly an hour reviving her son as he was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital.

“For Kallie and Spencer to be called to the carpet, in real-time, and have to make these decisions for their son…” Clark said. “Every single day — every single minute when they are getting updates, they lead with love for their son; it’s absolutely incredible to witness.”

Late last week, Levi opened his eyes and tried to raise his head off the pillow. The Wrights were ecstatic. Currently, Levi is still on a ventilator, but doctors are slowly weaning him off of life support machines.

“He had a really good night on Saturday night. The nurses and doctors were really happy about how he is responding to the weaning,” Clark said. “But then we received the MRI results, and the news was not what we wanted to hear.”

Read the full update on Levi Wright at KSLTV.com

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