2-year-old injured in road rage incident leaves hospital

Braylon Nelson gets special visit from police chief

Published On: Mar 14 2012 05:43:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2012 05:47:28 PM CDT
Braylon Nelson
SAN ANTONIO -

After being confined to a hospital room for nearly six months, 2-year-old Braylon Nelson was finally allowed to go home with his family on Wednesday.
Braylon, who is still unable to walk and needs a respirator to help him breathe, was badly injured Oct. 4 while riding in the back seat of his father's car.
According to police reports, an out-of-control pickup that had been involved in a road-rage incident struck the car.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who took an interest in Braylon's welfare after hearing about the accident, paid a visit to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital on Wednesday to wish Nelson well.
"It's great to see him make progress in his recovery, because the first time I was in here, it did not look good at all," McManus said.
The police department and police officers union donated money to Braylon's family to help pay for his medical expenses.
Braylon's great-grandmother, Caroline Matthews, said she realizes Braylon has a long road ahead, but remains optimistic he will regain the use of his legs one day.
"I know he's going to do better. I know Braylon is going to be the little boy he once was," she said.