Video: Michael Hubbard’s mom talks about her son’s recovery

03/27/2012 9:00 AM |

Nancy Reyer, the mother of Riverhead burn victim Michael Hubbard, spoke about her son’s recovery efforts at a fundraiser Sunday.

“I’ve cried all the tears that I can cry,” she said. “I’ve shed a lot of them, and now it’s just joy in knowing that my son is alive.”

Watch a video of Ms. Reyer’s speech below and read the complete story from the fundraiser here.

Meanwhile, there is a “Crazy Sports Night” fundraiser event this week for Michael and another Riverhead School District student, 9-year-old Christopher Timpone, who just underwent his last chemotherapy treatment for a rare cancer.

The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school. The cost is $5.00 for kids 12 and older and $3.00 for 2 to 11-year-olds.

“The PTO Executive Council is sponsoring this night of crazy sports that will pit the teachers, staff and administrators from each building against each other,” said school district spokeswoman Sandra Kolbo. Tickets are available at each building. See the flyer.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Curtis Johnson, Nancy Reyer, Fran Reyer-Johnson and Shelby Block at Sunday's fundraiser for Michael Hubbard.