OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A community rallied to support a teenager who was injured in an accident in Oldham County.
On Nov. 16, Tristan Ballinger was playing with a friend in his backyard when a piece of metal somehow went through his head, according to the Oldham Era.
Tristan remained in a coma until last week.
On Tristan's 16th birthday on Thursday, his aunt, Katie Ballinger Rodriguez, organized a fundraiser at La Grange Coffee Roasters to help raise money for his medical care.
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Tristan still faces a long road to recovery.
He attends Oldham County High School and is a member of the wrestling and baseball teams.
All of his teammates came out Thursday night to show their support.