Local autism and anti-bullying advocate in ICU with head injury

chris miller
Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 21:45:48-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Crystal Miller tells us she feels like she's stuck in a nightmare. Her youngest child, Chris, just turned 19 last week. A day before they were supposed to celebrate, he fell while at his school and fractured his skull on Friday.

Chris was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has been at the ICU in a medically induced coma ever since.

"I'm trying to make sense of this tragedy and it's hard," said Miller.

Chris is also known as Captain Spectrum. He created the superhero character after attempting suicide at 12 years old due to being bullied at school for his autism. Instead of letting his hardships define him, he decided to become an advocate for anti-bullying and autism awareness.

"Christopher is a miracle to the world," Miller said.

Crystal says Chris has the kindest heart and is a hard worker. He graduated high school last year and was taking college classes in Paris, Tennessee.

Even so, he always put his family first.

"I fell in December and broke right foot and hip and arm, I just only started walking again last week," Miller said, "he took off the entire month of January from school to take care of me.

Miller tells me his chances of surviving are very slim but she'll cling onto hope for as long as she can.

The family is staying in Nashville from Dover, Tennessee. If you want to help with the medical costs or housing, his family is taking donations. Click here.