Boys who survived fall, lost both parents, thank WNY for support

Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 12:35:36-04

The family of two young boys who survived a fall that killed both of their parents are thanking the Western New York community for its incredible support. 

Last month, the family of four fell from a cliff at Zoar Valley. Amanda and William Green died at the scene. But their children, 7-year-old Jake Green and 4-year-old Xander Green, were rescued and taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

On Tuesday, the family released the following statement regarding the status of the boys:

We wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. The generosity and support we've received from the community has truly helped all of us during this time, but especially Jake and Xander.
The boys are both home from the hospital and recovering, surrounded by family and friends. They continue to amaze us with their perserverance, and watching them get stronger by the day is nothing short of a miracle.
Our family will never forget the kindness and love we've received, and we will do everything we can to honor it and pass it on in every way possible. Thank you.