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Update January 17:  Eli is now awake and eating on his own, his aunt has informed ECM, but still faces a long recovery.

By Miriam Raftery

January 15, 2020 (Jamul) – Brody’s Burgers in Jamul will host a benefit on January 26 rom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m for Eli Oliveros, a 6-year-old Jamul boy who was seriously injured in a car accident. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to help Eli’s family pay his medical bills.

Eli was in a medically-induced coma and on a respirator after the Dec. 27 accident in Los Angeles, as ECM reported.  As of yesterday, he is now breathing on his own. But he also suffered multiple broken bones as well as damages to his lungs and brain. His vision is crossed, but doctors are hoping the condition will self-correct.

“Eli is making miraculous progress but has a long road ahead of him,” a statement from his family indicates.

Brody’s Burgers is located at 12930 Highway 94 in Jamul.  The benefit event will include raffle baskets, burgers, and live music.

If you are unable to attend but want to help, you can donate to help Eli recover at a GoFundMe.

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Update on Eli 1/18/20

Today we received this great update from Eli's grandmother,  Scharee Price:

I am Eli's Nana (grandma) and Britney & Brandie's mom and will help with providing updates since there are so many we are trying to keep up with. We are so blessed with our Jamul Community!!!! Brandie my youngest daughter lives with me with Eli & Mya in Jamul and this has been devastating for our little family. Britney, my oldest daughter has been taking on so much to assist and doing an AWESOME job!!!

Today was the best day, day 22, at LAC-USC Hospital and he is eager to get home. It seems the medical team is getting the steroid levels where they should be and he wanted to walk, sing, dance and smiles a ton today!!! It melted all of our hearts. He was suppose to get an MRI today without being put under and was too much for him, understandably. Another MRI is scheduled on Tuesday so we can see what is going on with the brain bleed. He still has a very long road and we're hopeful he'll be transported to San Diego next week for Inpatient Rehab. Eli is the sweetest, strongest, little boy and we know that it will be a long road to recovery. He's been using an eye patch that helps his balance and for the first time on his own, he asked to be moved to the end of the bed to walk to the chair across the room.  We were all so excited for him!!  #TeamEli 

Thank you for all the support, our family truly appreciates it from the bottom of our hearts!!