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Family of child injured at fair asks for continued prayers

Sheldon "SJ" Lewis (Courtesy: Facebook) Sheldon "SJ" Lewis (Courtesy: Facebook)

Sheldon "SJ" Lewis, the 4-year old child injured at the State Fair of Louisiana Wednesday morning, remains in critical condition at LSU Medical Center Thursday morning with his family by his side.

Thursday morning, his family issued a short statement of gratitude for the support they have received from the community in the last 24 hours.  

"I would like to thank everyone who has prayed for SJ," said mother Lakhesia Lewis. "Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers."

"SJ" became trapped on Wednesday underneath a car and the rotating platform of the "Twin Ring-Demolition Derby," an amusement ride in the Kiddie Korral section at the fair. The rescue took some 20 minutes and ultimately required the jaws of life to dismantle the ride and free him.

He was rushed to the LSU Hospital Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.

The boy was at the Fair as part of a field trip for the Red River Parish Head Start program. The family lives in Coushatta.

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