“I don't think that it's sunk in to him,’’ Blackman said. “He just thought his dad needed help. He’s not aware of the full severity of the situation. They are very close, and I don't know the traumatic side effects it could have on him.
“I said to him, ‘Daddy might not be the same daddy you remember,’ and he said, 'I hope my dad doesn't end up in a wheelchair.' It just melted my heart. He's just so compassionate as a little guy.”