With his attacker still out on the loose, 11-year-old Hatim Mansori walked outside for the first time, after being stabbed 3 weeks ago while riding the San Francisco Muni Bus by himself for the very first time.
The mere fact that he is alive and walking is a miracle; the stab wound punctured his stomach and intestines, which has prevented him from eating much. But according to CBS, Hatim seems doing be doing much better, at least well enough to chow down on an In and Out double double cheesburger.
But while his physical state seems to be improving with time, Hatim is still scared when he thinks of his attacker: “I’m walking down the street and he comes and stabs me. I’m scared,” Mansori said. “I’m always thinking the might do this to another person again, another child.”
Hatim’s mother, Laila Elfauzouzi, says he wakes up screaming in the middle of the night.
His mother is also worried about the hospital bill. With no job and no health insurance, the bill will surely prove to be extremely costly. But for now, Laila is concerned with only caring for her son.
“I miss school,” said Mansori, “My stomach is hurting and I can’t run and can’t jump.”
The office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson has set up a fund for those wanting to help Hatim and his family.
If you wish to donate to Hatim Mansori’s care, please call (415) 554- 6654.