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Jill Atwood ReportingA six-year old boy is home learning how to walk again, after being hit by a car that killed his brother and sister.
Christopher Robles survived the accident; his brother Jorge and sister Janira did not. The three were playing in their front yard when a car came out of nowhere and hit them. Later we learned the driver of that car was allegedly under the influence of drugs. Tonight we hear from the children's father for the first time.
This is a family that is still in a lot of pain, but they are re-routing that energy into their son and his recovery. This is also a family that is so very grateful for all of the support.
In a new home for Christopher, and his baby sister Diana, Jorge and Yanira are tucked away in their hearts and minds. The memories of that terrible day will never leave this couple, but new surroundings, and Christopher's recovery seem to be helping them move forward.
Luis Elias Robles, Father: "Yesterday he just came, went to church, and he feels a lot better. The communion was expressing caring and even the doctor who took care of him was surprised at how well he's doing right now."
Christopher has three breaks in one leg, two in the other. His kidneys still aren’t working quite right so he's being fed by a tube. Yet he smiles a funny toothless grin, a grin that seems to have given this family hope again.
Meantime, 19-year old Michael Whitton appears in court again today. He's facing automobile homicide and driving under the influence charges. The mention of his name surprisingly does not seem to upset The Robles family. They feel no anger, only pity.
Luis Robles says he feels sorry for the family of the boy who did the tragedy, because he knows they have to be in pain for what he did.
The Robles family is very grateful to the community for its thoughts and its donations to Christopher. There still is a fund set up for the family at any Zion's bank.