"The doctors said he would be living on machines for all his life," said the Hempstead woman, whose 16-year-old son was struck Oct. 18 by a hit-and-run driver while riding a bike home from a friend's house. "I didn't want that for my boy."
The driver who hit him was never caught.
Photo credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan | Yolany Veliz, mother of Oscar Veliz, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident, is offering a reward for information that leads to finding her son's killer. Her son's organs were donated and Michael Cernam, 28, (at right) received a kidney. (Jan. 30, 2012)