Residents of Avon Lake are being asked to turn their porch lights on Saturday, Nov. 10 as a sign of support for Noah Venesile, who was hit by a car on Tuesday and remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center.
The 9-year-old Avon Lake boy, a student at Westview Elementary School was accidentally hit by a car Nov. 6., while playing outside with friends just after noon. His school was out for the day.
Now, residents of Avon Lake can show their support for the family, regardless if you are acquainted with them. Noah is still in critical condition, and is under sedation.
“Friends and supporters of Noah Venesile would like all residents of Avon Lake to turn their porch lights on in support of this little boy,” family friend Tessa Kemer told Patch.
A Facebook page created today by Noah’s family, Prayers and Support For Noah Venesile, is being updated by Noah’s parent’s Amy and Chris on their son’s condition.
An update Friday afternoon said doctors have decided to remove Noah's ICP (inter-cranial pressure) monitor and sometime in the next 24 hour will perform an MRI on his brain.
“They feel that the 72-hour window that has passed without significant swelling and that the sedation level should come down,” the posting by Chris said.
The MRI will provide significant indication to the extent of the damage Noah incurred.
The page, created on Nov. 7, has gathered more than 1,800 “likes."
Noah’s injuries include damage to the upper left face and head, broken orbital bone and contusions to both sides of the brain, including the thalamus.
Support has been pouring in from many in the community. where Noah’s sister, Sydney, is a cheerleader, created a get-well message for him.
Other members of the community have created outdoor signs as well as get-well cards.
Community members can continue to get updates via his parents’ Facebook page, Prayers and Support For Noah Venesile.