Family plans Friday vigil for child who fell into pool in Auburn

Jaxon Finizio (Photo provided by family)

The family of a 1-year-old boy who wandered out of a house, onto a deck and into an above ground pool Tuesday is planning a prayer vigil for the child Friday.

“We need a miracle,” said Sherry Towle, the aunt of one-year old Jaxon Finizio. Finizio is at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

The prayer vigil is set for Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Hoopes Park In Auburn. The public is welcome.

“We are getting updates from the doctors four times a day,” Towle said of the urgent medical crisis. Jaxon Finizio is a fraternal twin. He has a twin sister and 6 siblings total.

The family has been at his hospital bedside since he was rushed there after the incident around 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Jaxon Finizio’s family members are holding out hope for a recovery, although there has been no change in his brain activity so far. “He just loves basketball,” his aunt Sherry Towle said. “He would carry around a basketball bigger than he is – around the house,” she added.

The family would like to thank Josh Kreydatus. They say he took over doing CPR for the child’s mother – he happened to be walking down the street and noticed the commotion.

The Auburn Fire Department Thursday emphasized the importance of getting CPR trained.

"Anyone that thinks they might have to use that skill should be trained on it," said Auburn Fire Lieutenant Matt Pysnack. "It might be something you never have to use in your life, then again, you might have to use the skills to save somebody."

To find CPR training classes near you, click here.

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