Parents owe $1million in hospital bills after toddler disfigured by SWAT raid

The parents of a toddler who was left disfigured after being hit with a stun-gun grenade in a botched drug raid while he slept in his crib are speaking out after a grand jury decided not to bring up charges in the heartbreaking case.

Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh’s youngest son Bounkham Jr, called ‘Bou Bou’, was just 18-months-old when a SWAT team burst through his bedroom and threw a flash-bang device at his sleeper crib, in the hunt to find a drug-dealing cousin who didn’t even live there.

Now, after several surgeries to address the boy’s serious injuries, the family is left with over $1million in medical bills that the county has refused to pay.

Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh’s youngest son Bounkham Jr, called ‘Bou Bou’, was just 18-months-old when a SWAT team burst through his bedroom and threw a flash-bang device at his sleeper crib, in the hunt to find a drug-dealing cousin who didn’t even live there.

Now, after several surgeries to address the boy’s serious injuries, the family is left with over $1million in medical bills that the county has refused to pay.

‘Before this we didn’t owe anybody anything,’ Mrs Phonesavanh recently told ABC News. ‘And now after all this, they have completely financially crippled us.’

And that wasn’t the only tragedy the family experienced last year.

The Phonesavanhs and their four children were only in Georgia because their house in Janesville, Wisconsin burned down that spring, leaving them homeless.

They moved in with Bounkham’s sister in Cornelia, Georgia while looking for a new home back in Wisconsin, all crammed into the garage, converted into a bedroom.

They had just found a new home and were planning to move back to Wisconsin when the SWAT raid happened in the early hours of May 28.

By Ashley Collman – MailOnline –

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