Videojournalist: Angela Fowler
Chatham, VA- Dozens of people in Chatham came out to support 4 year-old Laron Harris. About 75 people formed a prayer circle for Harris Thursday night. Harris was hit by a car last month on Hazel Lane. He is still in the hospital recovering.
Pastor Joseph Neal made an inspirational speech to the group that encompassed all ages and races.
Organizer Hazel Fontaine is trying to rally support from the Virginia Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on the road.
"This is a high traffic area, cars speed through here and we have a lot of children that play and I'm trying to get the speed down to 25 mph, a children at play sign, and frequent bus stops," said Hazel Fontaine, vigil organizer.
Fontaine is also trying to rally help for Harris' mother who can't return to work right now. Harris' mother has stayed with her son each day at the hospital. Harris remains unresponsive and is being fed through a tube.
Laron Harris will soon be leaving Carillion and will be transferred to Charlottesville.
If you would like to help, a fund has been set up at First state Bank in Danville in Laron Harris' name, at 201 North Union Street. Their phone number is (434) 792-0198.