LaMonica Peters

About LaMonica Peters

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Northeast Mississippi.

Video: Benefit Held for 4-year old That Nearly Drowned

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A benefit was held for Russell Humbers at the American Legion Hall in Columbus Sunday afternoon.

Russell is a precocious four-year old boy, who was involved in a near-drowning incident. He’s out of the hospital, but can’t walk or talk, and is undergoing intensive physical therapy. However, the family says he has a great spirit and attitude. The Humbers hoped to have people throughout the community come and give donations.

“It’s hard but we’ll make it. I’m thankful for everyone that’s come out and everything they’ve donated. More than anything in this world,” says Russell’s father, Jonathan Humbers.

The family doesn’t have health insurance so the donations will go towards paying the bills.