'His strength is giving me strength': Teen severely injured in Greenfield hit-and-run out of ICU
"His strength is giving me strength," said Oanh Le, mother of Trevor Le-Morrison.
On May 21, Le-Morrison was struck by a car around 10:30 p.m. while playing with friends near Loomis and Edgerton. As a result of the accident, Le-Morrison suffered a broken collarbone, two broken femurs and fractures to vertebrae in his neck among other injuries.
Last week the 16-year-old was able to communicate with his mother for the first time since the accident. Le had to break the hard news.
"When he is noticing more around his body, he's asking what happened here and what is this. So it was hard for me, as a mom, to explain to your son that he was in a severe accident that caused severe injuries," said Le.
Le-Morrison was an avid soccer player at Greenfield High School and was looking forward to his senior year prom. Le said the encouraging cards and messages posted all over his hospital room and the thought of playing soccer again keeps the teen pushing forward.
"He says, 'Mom, I need to get back on that soccer field, I need soccer.' I said 'Baby, you will have soccer,'" said Le.
Le said they are taking his recovery day by day. They don't yet know when the teen will be able to return home from the hospital.
Meantime, the man facing charges for severely injuring Le-Morrison -- 34-year-old Walter Grebe -- made his first court appearance Friday, June 10. His cash bond was changed from $3,000 to $7,500 due to the allegations on the criminal complaint and because of an open felony drug charge case in Waukesha County.
Grebe's next court date is June 27, for a preliminary hearing.