A White House boy who nearly drowned in a pool at summer camp last month has spoken his first word since the incident.
Those close to six-year-old Michael Sloan told News 2 his condition continues to improve. He is now in a semi-conscious state and said the word “ow” on Tuesday.
Michael is currently at a rehab facility in Atlanta. He was transferred there after treatment at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
SLIDESHOW: Photos of Michael Sloan
Michael was found unconscious at the bottom of a private pool in Goodlettsville on July 11. He was found in the shallow end and it’s unclear what happened.
A fundraiser for the family is planned for August 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Goodlettsville on Main Street in Goodlettsville.
All proceeds will help pay for modifications to the family’s house and a van for Michael when he returns home.
A GoFundMe account has also been set up to help with medical expenses.
- July 28, 2014: Boy, 6, moved to Atlanta rehab facility after near drowning
- July 18, 2014: 6-year-old who nearly drowned moved from ICU
- July 15, 2014: White House boy, 6, fights for life after near drowning