“Both kids will need therapy from what happened,” he said on the GoFundMe page. “Physical healing will not be all that we have to deal with. There will be emotional and mental healing for all three of us.”
Chastain, a single father, effusively thanked everyone who brought his family food and clothing at the hospital, as well as those who donated to the fundraiser. The GoFundMe has raised a little more than $12,000.
“One of the biggest worries anyone has in a situation like this is having a way to cover your medical bills and living expenses,” Chastain said. “This has helped greatly and eased that burden.”
Despite the traumatic experience, Chastain said he was relieved his son was alive. A prominent Georgia Tech fan known as the GT Viking, Chastain said he and his family planned to attend the Yellow Jackets’ second game of the season. Georgia Tech won handily Saturday over Western Carolina with the Chastain family in the crowd.