Toddler in critical condition after allegedly falling down the stairs

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)-  Devyn Wayne Grabowski turned 22-months-old Wednesday, lying in a hospital bed.

The Niagara Falls toddler is in critical condition at Women and Children’s Hospital.

Town of Tonawanda Police are investigating what led to his injuries. They received a first aid call Oct.5 from Sheridan Drive; it was for a toddler who had fallen down the stairs.

Devyn’s mother, Caitlyn Moebs, told us he wasn’t in her care at the time. Her mother and Devyn’s father currently have custody of the child.

Devyn Grabowski
Devyn Grabowski

The toddler suffered spinal fractures and may have brain damage.

“It’s been awful. A lot of tears. A lot of pain. Just seeing him lay there with tubes and not moving, it’s heartbreaking,” she said.

Friday, she was preparing to let go, when Devyn wasn’t showing any signs of improvement.

“They let me lay in bed with him and just feeling him move underneath me was heartbreaking. And we baptized him Friday morning at about 8 o’clock.”

But then, little Devyn turned a corner; he was taken off his paralytic and started to move again.

“I’ve cried everyday, numerous times a day if not all day. And hearing that, it was great news,” Moebs told News 4.

It’s still going to be an uphill battle for the little boy. The family has created a Go Fund Me Page to help with medical expenses.

Moebs is praying for her son’s recovery, but that’s not all.

“I’m just waiting for justice to be served.”

Police wouldn’t comment on who was watching the child at the time of the injuries, and told News 4 this is an open investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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