Heartwarming video shows a four-year-old boy speaking for the first time since accidentally shooting himself in the head a month ago.
Na’vaun Lamarii Price Jackson fired a gun into his own forehead on March 27 after finding the weapon under a pillow at his mother’s estranged boyfriend’s home in Oakland, California.
The youngster was put on life support and then placed in a medically-induced coma, before doctors were forced to remove part of his skull and brain in order to keep him alive.
And while relatives were told it was likely Jackson would be brain dead, the new footage shows he is making a miraculous recovery.
Heartwarming video shared to Facebook on Wednesday shows Na’vaun Lamarii Price Jackson speaking clearly a month after he accidentally shot himself in the head
Jackson is seen in pictures taken shortly after the accident on March 27
Video of Jackson filmed by his grandfather Ramon Price and shared to Facebook Wednesday, shows the boy talking as he sits in his hospital bed.
The clip begins with the adorable youngster giving a cheeky smile for the camera, before Price says: ‘Na’vaun, say ‘Grandpa”.
‘Grandpa!’ the boy clearly replies
He then goes on to repeat a variety of words including ‘sister’, ‘momma’ and ‘grandma’.
A grateful Price then tells little Jackson that lots of people have been praying for his recovery, and that he should say thank you.
‘Thank you!’ Jackson says with a smile.
Price captioned the video: ‘What a mighty God we serve’.
Jackson (pictured before the accident) found the firearm under a pillow at the home of his mother’s estranged boyfriend
Price has been diligently documenting Jackson’s long road to recovery on both Facebook and GoFundMe.
Last week, he revealed that the boy’ condition was upgraded to stable and that he was beginning physical therapy, despite doctors’ initial beliefs that he would never be able to walk again.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s mother, Brijjanna Price, told
‘Every day he’s doing something different so my son’s going to be back soon,’ she stated.
Price is pictured with his mother, Brijjanna, who says that her son is now able to move his foot and kick at pillow
Terrence L. Wilson, has been charged with one count each of child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and first-degree criminal firearm storage
Jackson’s mother, Brijjanna Price (left), was left devastated after the attack
Court documents obtained by Fox 11 showed that her estranged boyfriend, Terrence L. Wilson, has been charged with one count each of child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and first-degree criminal firearm storage following Jackson’s accidental shooting.
Wilson reportedly told police that he slept with the gun under his pillow and had forgotten to lock it up.
Wilson is said to have had six prior convictions, including second-degree robbery from 1999, and second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, two counts of insurance fraud and grand theft, all from 2003, according to court documents obtained by the
Meanwhile, the little boy’s father, Nathan Jackson, is in state prison and has only been able to see his son via Skype.
He is said to be serving a nine-year sentence at Salinas Valley State Prison for assault with a firearm, according to the
The incident occurred at this home in Oakland, California