The old “You’ll shoot your eye out” warning in the movie “A Christmas Story” didn’t save a little boy in the U.K. who recently lost his eye after his friend shot a Nerf gun pellet at it. It all started six years ago when Taylor-Jay Ravicini was only three years old and got shot in the eye with a toy arrow. Doctors saved his eye then, but after the recent freak accident with the Nerf gun, his eye was injured further and it had to be removed.
“Taylor’s eye was full of blood and it was causing a build-up of pressure,” his mom, Stacey, explains. “Doctors told us that he risked losing sight in both eyes if we didn’t remove the damaged one.”
After some classmates started bullying Taylor over his injury, his mom is now fundraising to buy him a special prosthetic eye. Stacey says she’s constantly worried about her son and what will happen next with him. “What are the chances of an accident happening twice in the same eye,” she says. “It has just been one big emotional roller coaster.”
Source: New York Post