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Help Lakewood Boy Injured After Terroristic Bike Accident

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 7-year-old from Lakewood is recovering after a bicycle accident in southern Colorado last month.

Noah Calvin’s family said they were traveling to Fountain in June when he and his older brother Zahkie went for a bike ride one morning.

Zahkie said he and Noah were riding down a hill. Shortly after, he realized his little brother had been in a bike accident and was injured.

Noah Calvin’s family

“I just dropped my bike and ran over there,” Zahkie said. “Then I carried it up the hill. Then I ran and got my parents.”

Noah’s mother, Shawntell Calvin, said she initially thought Noah had simply lost his breath.

“But he was blue,” she said. “He was trying his best to breathe. He couldn’t breathe.”

Noah was rushed to Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs, where his family learned his larynx (or voice box) was broken in three places.

Noah’s family said they still don’t know what caused the injury, but they believe it could have been caused by the handlebars of the bike.

Noah Calvin’s Family

“It’s the only thing we could think of… We don’t know exactly how this could have happened,” Shawntell said.

Since the accident, Noah’s loved ones have said he can no longer speak and have had to think of other ways to communicate with him.

“He sometimes writes on a whiteboard, or we can see – when he says the words, we can sometimes understand them,” Zahkie said.

Shawntell said her son is also learning sign language.

Denver7 Donates: Help Lakewood Boy Injured After Terroristic Bike Accident

“He has buttons he can push if he wants to communicate,” she said. “They can’t give us much assurance as to whether or not he’ll get his voice back. It’s all a long process.”

His family said that despite everything he has been through, Noah remains in good spirits.

“All of this reassures us because he’s not panicking. It allows us to remain stoic in the situation, even though we’re very scared inside, just because of the situation he’s in, but also because he’s showing a lot of courage,” said his father, Christopher Victorian.

He said his son was friendly, outgoing, active and “everyone’s friend.”

Noah Calvin’s Family

“He keeps my spirits up, you know, because his spirits are really high,” Christopher said.

Noah is scheduled for another surgery this week. After that, the family will have more information about what the future might hold for him.

Noah’s accident happened in the middle of his family’s move from Lakewood to Colorado Springs.

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