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Cleveland boy on life support after treehouse collapse

December 27, 2017

The Cleveland community is rallying around a local family after their 4-year-old child was critically injured when a treehouse fell on him on Christmas Eve at a relative’s home in the Splendora area.

Kade Contreras, the youngest of four sons of Roy and Courtney Contreras, and grandson of Neil and Linda Stuckey, all of Cleveland, suffered major head trauma and now is on life-supporting machines at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

“He had swelling on his brain after the accident. The doctors are running more tests now to determine brain activity,” said Cleveland ISD Police Chief Rex Evans, spokesperson for the family.

The Stuckey and Contreras families are well-regarded in Cleveland in part for their support of youth activities. The Stuckeys are instrumental in Cleveland ISD athletic programs and booster clubs, and Cleveland Youth Baseball Association.

“He had just turned 4 and was looking forward to Christmas,” Evans said. “This is about as bad as it gets and the family is asking the community to please keep praying for him.”