On Thursday, Johnson and his family put out a call on social media, asking for help paying for Tanner’s medical expenses after the child lost part of his foot in a tragic lawnmower accident.READ MORE: Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before NYPD Lieutenant Was Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
Tanner has more surgery ahead and is facing a long recovery.
Tanner update #1…Happy Friday everyone…I wanted to give an update on Tanner’s condition and share a couple videos. But first the family wishes to thank EVERYONE and ALL of you who have been praying for us and have donated to Tanner’s go fund me page. Words cannot describe the… pic.twitter.com/WCaPL4eTJsREAD MORE: Several People Shot Outside Queens Laundromat, Police Investigating
— Howard Johnson (@20Hojo) July 9, 2021
“They gave him a boot and wrapped it with an ACE bandage so he can try to walk, to learn how. The kid is going to be 2 years old in a few weeks, but they’re trying to teach him how to walk without putting a lot of weight on that boot,” Johnson said.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
Fans and friends responded to Johnson’s call for help. A GoFundMe site set up by the family has quickly received more than $48,000 in donations after setting a goal of $75,000. Click here to donate.