MACON, Ga. — Marvin Hillman, Jr. and his father were in a car crash when he was just five-years-old. 

A car hit them from behind giving Marvin a traumatic brain and spinal chord injury.

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Stephanie Freeman from the nonprofit organization Share Your Strong sponsored a birthday party for Marvin at Pin Strikes in Macon.

Marvin's mom, Rachel, says they've been lifelong family friends with Freeman and appreciate the support.

"When the accident happened, my stepmom got in touch with her about it, and she came to the hospital, and she actually had him a little thing at the hospital last year. It's his first birthday out of the hospital since the accident... just glad he made it to another birthday," Rachel said.

Marvin recently graduated from kindergarten, and his mother says he's making more progress with regaining mobility than doctors expected.

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