ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The Elmwood Park mayor and council honored a young boy attacked by a raccoon and the man who saved him for their bravery at a Thursday meeting.
Mayor Richard A. Mola presented 6-year-old Aryan Gavali with a commendation. Aryan was attacked by a raccoon while walking to school Jan. 27.
The raccoon later tested positive for rabies.
Danny Walls, who helped free Aryan from the raccoon's grip, also received a commendation.
Aryan's family started a GoFundMe account to help pay for his medical bills after the attack. The page raised more than $2,100 as of Friday morning.
Aryan is doing well in his recovery but needed rabies vaccinations; it says.
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