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Xbox community rallies online for recovery of White Lake teen hit by car

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Dillon's older brother posted this photo of the teen in a medically induced coma Dillon's older brother posted this photo of the teen in a medically induced coma
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14-year-old Dillon Bond is in the hospital fighting for his life after being hit by a car. A group of Xbox friends from around the world have turned to YouTube to pour out their grief and share their hope for his recovery. The avid Xbox player and White Lake Middle School student was hit by a car crossing M-59 on Dec. 13. He remains in critical condition.

Fellow Xbox players are posting video tributes using the hashtag #PRAY4STORMS, which is the screentag Dillon used online. His family says he started playing at the age of 11 and built a community of friends across the world.

Fox 2's Robin Schwartz reports she spoke to Dillon's sister, who is in Florida, on the phone. The sister says their mother has been by Dillon's side at Beaumont Hospital since the accident happened. The family says they are grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

VIDEO: Click on the video player to watch some of the online tribute videos in a report from Robin Schwartz


Police say the Milford man who hit Dillon did stop at the scene. Police have not charged the man and are still investigating.

In the meantime, doctors are doing everything the can to care for Dillon.

If you would like to donate to Dillon's family to help pay for medical bills you can do so online at: https://fundly.com/pray-for-storms.

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