Parents say faith helping them as son recovers after tree fell on him

by: Wendy Corona Updated:


ATLANTA - Tristen Wilson, 5, remains in intensive care at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after a tree fell on him while playing outside a Walton County home.

Tristen's parents are calling the intensive care unit home for now as he recovers from his injury.

The couple told Channel 2's Wendy Corona the prayers and support from friends are bringing them comfort, along with knowing their little girl is also safe at home.

Anslee, 3, has a hot pink cast on her left leg from the injury she suffered when a tree fell on her and her brother while they played in the yard of their home Friday.

A family photo shows Anslee playing alongside big brother Tristen right before the tree fell on them.

When the accident happened, Anslee was riding in the passenger side of the battery operated toy Jeep that Tristen was driving.

Now she knows he's just sleeping. He's getting a lot of rest," father Ron Saint said.

He said he told his daughter that rest is helping Tristen get better.

"I encourage her to draw him pictures and color for him, because I tell her that's what he wants," Saint said.

Tristen's mother, Dana Wilson, told Corona that friends, family and prayers are carrying her through the traumatic daze she's in. She said she stays by his bedside hoping to hear her Tristen's sweet voice.

"Knowing one day that I'm going to hear, "I love you mostest more mommy,' is a big part," Wilson said.

Friend Yoland Alexander said the little boy is like a nephew to him

"He wakes up smiling. I can only hope to see that smile again," Alexander said.

A Facebook page has been set up to get updates on Tristen's condition.