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Sunnyside Toddler Still Recovering After Traumatic Fall

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May 21, 2012 Staff Report

The Sunnyside toddler who fell from the second story, 13 foot balcony at his 43rdStreet home Thursday night is recovering at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Eighteen-month-old Sunnysider Kyle Fairbanks, who suffered a fractured skull and went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital, has successfully made it through surgery.

However, the extent of any neurological damage has still not been determined.

Approximately 60 people—included a number of young children– attended a prayer vigil at All Saints Church on Saturday night, led by a family friend of the Fairbanks.

Choi Fairbanks, Kyle’s mother, is an organist at the church and the owner of the Sunnyside String School.

Throughout the hour-long vigil friends and fellow parishioners sang hymns, said prayers and lit candles for the family.

“When a terrible tragedy like this happens in our community, it affects us all,” said Father Joseph Jerome.

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My prayers are with young Kyle and his family for a complete recovery.


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