Recovering From Trauma: Child’s burn accident stresses Seaside family

Victor Gonzales III is a rambunctious bundle of energy these days, scurrying around his home with an indefatigable exuberance.

Other than a reddish discoloration on his chest and left arm, there is little evidence of the trauma the 15-month-old Seaside toddler experienced a month ago.

In early October, Victor and his mother, Alejandra Perez, were visiting his grandmother when the energetic little boy managed to tip a hot cup of coffee over onto his curly locks and down into his zip-up, footed pajamas.

To continue reading about Victor and his families struggles, or to help, read the rest at the Monterey County Herald by clicking here.

Operation Christmas Cheer is a partnership between The Monterey County Herald1st Capital Bank and The Salvation Army to support local families in need of support during the Christmas season. This is the 26th year of Operation Christmas Cheer, which has raised over over $2 million for families in Monterey County. During the course of the Christmas season, The Herald will run several stories like the one above highlighting families who are in need of assistance this year and are being helped by The Salvation Army.

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