11-year-old struck by a car on Halloween is improving

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - When Anthony Kofron, 11, was airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children`s Medical Center Halloween night, doctors were not sure he would even make it through the night.

He has been hit by a pickup truck while trick-or-treating in St. Charles.

Now, five weeks later, his recovery is being called amazing.

'I`m just glad I made it to the hospital,' he said.

Anthony had gaping wounds and broken bones in his right leg, and his brain was so badly swollen he was kept unconscious for three weeks.

Anthony was hurt when he and his twin sister decided to race across a busy street in downtown St. Charles.

'It gets me mad,' he said. 'I wish it would have never happened.'

Anthony and his sister are being raised by their grandparents. His grandfather saw the accident happen.

'He darted out in the street and ran into the side of a pickup truck and it knocked him down and drug him,' said Ed Kofron. 'Luckily the fire department was coming down the street towards us right as it happened and they got him that fast and I think that really helped.'

Anthony is hoping to be home by Christmas, but first he will have to spend some time in rehab at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in Maryland Heights.

St. Charles merchants are putting together a holiday gift basket for him, so he can have a merry Christmas, wherever he spends it.

'Whoever supports me, thank you so much for that,' he said, adding, 'may you have a good life.'