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Family says Baby Izaiah is making progress

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 09:58:51-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) -- It’s been almost eight years since a drunk driver left baby Izaiah Wallis paralyzed. Izaiah was on a walk with his grandfather when they were hit. The baby was in a stroller and just 18-months old.

On Sunday, his father and family hosted an event in Carlsbad to raise awareness about the consequences of drunk driving. 

The family was joined by speakers who also spoke about dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana and by Chargers’ defensive end Darius Philon. 

Izaiah’s dad, Jacob Wallis, says his son has made great progress since the accident. Izaiah is now 9-years-old and going to school full time. He has some minor movement in his legs and can communicate using an iPad. 

Wallis started a clothing line called Lower Cali Movement to spread Izaiah's story and the family’s cause. He says he hopes teens learn about the consequences before it’s too late.