South St. Paul mother raises money to bring son home

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - A South St. Paul mother is looking for help in an effort to build a wheel chair-accessible home for her son.

Zack Mohs was the victim of a hit-and-run in Anchorage, Alaska in Sept. 2012. A guy who lived on a skateboard was forced to have his left leg amputated above the knee. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury, bleeding in his brain and fractured vertebrae, both legs, a shoulder and an elbow and he suffered broken ribs.

Zack has returned home to the Twin Cities and currently lives at a group home.

"I knew Zack didn't belong in that group home," Young said. "I knew that if he had the chance to come home, that he will get his life back."

His mother, Cheryl Young, has raised $100,000, but still needs to raise $120,000 more.

"I am pleading with strangers because this could happen to anybody. our goal here is not just for Zack. What I want to do is make this so that when Zack is better, he'll be able to go and help the next family," Young said.

Young has partnered with the Builder's Association of the Twin Cities Foundation. The organization will match every donation until they reach the $120,000 goal.

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