Little Fynn Salter, who was critically injured after he was hit by a car on Sunday afternoon, has woken from his induced coma.
The three-year-old was playing on the footpath near a shared apartment complex driveway in Innaloo where he lives with his mother Amy Salter about 3.45pm when the tragedy unfolded.
On Tuesday night Fynn’s mother broke the good news that her son had woken from his coma and was “breathing on his own”.
Ms Salter thanked the public on Facebook for their support during the heart-wrenching time for the young family.
“We are still assessing the recovery path ahead,” she wrote.
“For now Fynn is slowly coming out of induced coma and breathing on his own.”
On Sunday, the 29-year-old single mother watched in horror as a black Mitsubishi Outlander pulled into the driveway and knocked Fynn down.
“I was no more than 3m away. . . maybe two. . . and I still could not even get to him by the time I saw this car, ”she said on Monday.
He received serious injuries, including a skull fracture, and was placed into an induced coma at Perth Children’s Hospital.
Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help Ms Salter pay for medical bills, saying the toddler’s mum is “in and out of shock” after the terrifying ordeal.
It has since raised more than $ 10,000 or its $ 30,000 goal.
“Amy is currently in and out of shock and is also being treated. Amy being the sole provider for Fynn and hard-working and doting mother. in this current and unforeseeable situation she will be unable to work and cover current and future medical costs, ”a post accompanying the appeal said.
“I ask of all my friends, family and business to dig deep to assist in raising as much money as we can to help this small family in this extremely heart breaking and difficult time.”