Thursday, December 15, 2011

Toy fund in memory of boy killed at machine gun shoot makes 2nd annual donation

In October 2008, 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj went with his father and older brother to a Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo held at the Westfield Sportsman's Club in Massachusetts. While firing a fully automatic 9mm micro-Uzi submachine gun Christopher lost control of the weapon. The gun recoiled and he was shot in the head. Christopher was taken to Baystate Children's Hospital where he died of his injuries.
Last year Christopher's aunt, Lisa Wargo, helped found the Christopher Bizilj Memorial Fund. The Fund collects toys which are then donated to the children who are patients at Baystate hospital.
"Baystate Children's Hospital was so good to us at that tragic time," said Wargo. "The goal of this memorial fund is to provide toys for its patients and to help continue the hospital's bereavement box program to help parents deal with their loss."
The Fund has just completed their 2nd annual toy drive and will soon be delivering toys to Baystate hospital. The family hopes that one benefit of the memorial fund will be to associate Christopher's memory with something positive instead of the tragic way he died.


Baldr Odinson said...

Yet another sad example of how guns and kids don't mix, even with the best of supervision. Pitiful.

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