A Saskatoon teen is back home, with no visible signs of brain damage, following a near-fatal beating outside Bishop Murray High School.
At least one attacker fractured Kyron Sollosy's skull with several blows, after classes ended on February 25.
"The neurologist pulled us aside and told us they'd have to put the drain in his brain," said his mother, Becky Sollosy. "He'd have about a 10 per cent chance of survival and a five per cent chance of no brain damage."
The 15-year old stayed in an induced coma for eight days in Saskatoon's pediatric intensive care unit, before waking on his own.
Sollosy recalled doctors performing rounds that morning, marvelling at Kyron's drive and determination.
"And I said yeah it's actually kind of a miracle," Sollosy told CBC Tuesday.
However, after spending 17 days in hospital, Kyron was discharged last week. His family says he shows no visible signs of brain damage.
"He's back home," said Sollosy. "He's walking and talking. You would never, ever know."
"There's a bit of a short term issue memory wise and there's a little bit of a left leg drag. And he's lost 50 per cent of his hearing in his right side, which is where they fractured his skull," she told CBC.
Friends of the family are now raising money to donate to the pediatric intensive care ward's family lounge area, starting with a steak night next month.
Kyron's memory of the attack remains hazy. However, he's told his family he wants to warn other high school students across the province about the dangers of violence. After he recovers, they hope to organize speaking tours.
"He's a normal kid. He's had struggles in life too," said Sollosy. Although her son smokes, she described him as athletic, a bull rider and midget hockey player, and says he's well-liked by his friends.
Major crimes officers with the Saskatoon Police Service continue to investigate the beating. Kyron's family urged anyone with information about the attack to call Crime Stoppers.
"We don't want revenge," said Sollosy. "We just want the kid or kids responsible for this to be held responsible for it."