Fundraiser being held for child who survived stabbing in Swansea
Sharetta Day and her son Nicolas were allegedly stabbed by Alvin Harris, 38. Nicolas survived but Sharetta died
SWANSEA (KMOV.com) -
As nine-year-old Nicolas Day dunks a basketball, it's hard to imagine he was recently fighting for his life.
“We’re just doing it day by day and it’s working,” said Erica Day who is taking care of her nephew Nicolas after his mother was killed during a brutal double stabbing.
Nicolas was stabbed too. His wounds are healing and the community has been there every step of the way to help with the emotional scars.
“It’s so overwhelming, it makes you feel better,” said Erica.
Police have arrested and charged Alvin Harris Jr with the murder and attempted murder of Sharetta Day and Nicolas. Erica said right now she’s focused on Nicolas and bringing a sense of normalcy back to his life.
The 9-year-old is shy, playing video games, but his face lights up when he talks about going back to school and more importantly getting back on the football field.
“That will be a big step, that will be a big hurdle,” Day said of Nicolas heading back to school to begin fourth grade.
As for football, his team, the Little Knights Football Club, is stepping up in a big way. It is hosting a fundraiser at the Dairy Queen in Belleville at 1776 Lebanon Ave. from 5-8pm Wednesday night.
“People’s hearts are hurting and you can tell, it’s just been an outpouring love,” Erica Day said.