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Fundraiser planned for baby boy nearly beaten to death last April

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ALBANY, OR (KPTV) -

The mother of a baby boy who was nearly beaten to death earlier this year said it's a "miracle" her 11-month-old son, Roy, is alive.

Shaanon Crouch spoke to FOX 12 for the first time since her now ex-boyfriend allegedly attacked the infant while babysitting him at the couple's Aumsville home last April.

"He's had six strokes, seizures, a skull fracture, and a broken leg," said Crouch. "He's been though a lot. So he's unexplainable. This is the work of God right here."

Crouch said Roy has amazed his doctors by making a quick recovery. The baby boy still has a large scar on the side of his head where doctors had to remove a piece of his skull to take pressure off brain swelling.

He spent about a month in the hospital and is still fighting off an infection between his skull and his brain, but Crouch said her son is doing remarkably well considering what he went through.

Crouch said she tries not to dwell on the horrific abuse her son suffered.

"I almost try to block all that out and focus on how blessed I am by God that my son is still alive. We were told for a week that he wasn't going to make it," she said.

Crouch's ex-boyfriend Robert Pinsky is charged with assault and scheduled to go on trial in February.

On Aug. 3, Crouch and her family will be holding an all-day fundraiser in Albany.

There will be a raffle and auction at the PacWest Nationals at the Albany MX Motorsports Park. Gates open at 7 a.m., and there will be booths set up in Roy's name.

You can also donate on a website set up by Roy's family by clicking here.

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