Quarters for Christopher

It's tough when a loved one is in the hospital, but it's especially hard when you're only six years old. Now a group of youngsters is doing what they can for another six-year-old, hospitalized after a terrible accident. WTOC visited with Christopher Scott's kindergarten class today, where they're really working hard to make him feel better.

About a week and a half ago, Christopher was riding his bike and got hit by a truck. Doctors are trying to save his foot. It's been a tough journey for him, and it's been one for his parents as well because they have no insurance. Teacher Marian Foster has been trying to keep things as normal as possible in her kindergarten class at Hesse Elementary School. But lately that's been a challenge as her kids are worried about their classmate. He's already undergone two surgeries and needs another.

So the kids are doing all they can to make sure that while his seat is empty, they're writing letters and coloring for Christopher to keep his spirits up, letting him know he's missed. But that's not all they're doing. The kids started collecting quarters in class yesterday, and so far they're really adding up. They're getting the whole school involved, calling it Quarters for Christopher. The money will go toward his hospital bills. Although these kids are little, they've got big hearts, and they know every quarter counts.

There's going to be a fundraiser for Christopher next week at the Skukuzoo indoor playground in the Savannah Mall. Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm will bee Hesse Night: just wear your Hesse Bear T-shirt or green and white and you will be admitted at the cost of $3 per child. The money will go toward helping Chris and his family.

Donations can also be made at any Bank of America in the name of Christopher Scott, Jr.

Reported by: Holly Bristow, hbristow@wtoc.com