Many have reported a chain letter/prayer request in their email or on their social networking pages in reference to a 22 month old child who apparently shot himself in the chest with a brad nail gun. The boys mother is named as Kayla Scott in the messages with little to no other information provided.
Most messages are written similar to this: 'Kayla Scott's 22 month old son accidentally shot himself in the chest with a brad nailer. It went into his heart. He is now in critical condition and not doing well. Neither is his mom. Please start a prayer chain for this baby!!' The childs' name is rarely mentioned but has once been identified aswith different variations. The name of the mother also changes which is what has been leading people to believe this is a hoax.
A man claiming to be the father of the injured child recognized as Hayden has posted details in the comments of PRAY-ers forum here claiming the accident occurred on 29th July. The posts also state that the child is recovering and was treated at the Carle Clinic and Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois and a picture has been posted of a heavily bandaged toddler on the BabyCenter Community forum here.