TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Teens in a stolen car plowed into his house, into his bedroom, and into him as he was sleeping.
That was early Friday morning. Now 17 year old Christian Nunez is well enough to talk about living through his close call, and now he and his family are grateful he survived, and grateful for all the help they've had from the community.
The stolen car plowed into the house, and drove Christian Nunez bed through a wall.
He's relieved he doesn't remember anything before he woke up in the hospital.
"You could have told me a meteor hit my house and I would have believed it. It's just so weird and just waking up with people around you."
His mom, Kassandra Villa remembers the chaos too well. It was a relief to see her son alive and out from under the wreckage, but an insult to know what the three kids from the stolen car did.
"My husband had seen them jump out screaming a bad word and running and not even caring what they had done, not even to stop and ask, 'oh my gosh, did we hurt somebody?' This is a home. People sleep in a home. They didn't care they just destroyed our lives."
But what those careless teens did brought out a caring community.
Villa says, “Strangers would come and offer help. They were helping to pack, helping to look for things, bringing water and food and support and the prayers from the community have been absolutely amazing."
Because the family does not have renters insurance to help replace so many things destroyed in the crash, family members have set up a GoFundMe site for donations.
Now Christian Nunez has some broken bones to heal while his family tries to rent a new house and rebuild a life, grateful for a community's support.