There are few things as traumatic as being badly burned in a fire. Consider a recent article for FOX 11 titled “Letters to N.Y. burn victim climb to 2 million.”
According to the author of the article, “As the Christmas season winds to a close, one Rotterdam 8-year-old still has a few more presents to unwrap–a few hundred thousand, to be exact. Safyre Terry became a household name for both all the wrong and right reasons. Her father and siblings were killed in a fire, while she survived with the help of extensive emergency surgery. For Christmas, Safyre asked her aunt (whom she now calls ‘Mommy’) if she could fill a brass tree with Christmas cards. Her aunt said she wasn’t sure, but maybe she could get 20 cards. A man named Kevin ‘Snapshot’ Clark asked his friends on Facebook and his motorcycle group to send cards. The post was picked up by Hulk Hogan and quickly went viral. Soon, cards were coming in from Beyonce, the White House and even the Insane Clown Posse. The story again grabbed online headlines Monday after pop star Katy Perry sent Safyre a package of gifts and a handwritten card that Safyre placed at the top of her tree. Evan Lauber, a family friend and fashion photographer, captured the moments on camera. (See exclusive video above.) Lauber said the family has been overwhelmed by support in a short period of time. He added the family has received upward of 2 million pieces of mail from children around the world, celebrities, charities and even the White House.”
ABC 13 also takes a look at the case of burn victim in a recent article titled “TEEN BURNED AS BABY IN CAMPFIRE HAS LIFE-CHANGING SURGERY IN CALIFORNIA.” Miriam Hernandez of ABC 13 writes, “It was a day of anticipation for a 16-year-old burn victim from Central Africa. Jespa Awomah suffered severe burns in his village in Cameroon after falling into a campfire used to cook family meals when he was just a 10-month-old baby. The burns fused his forearm, hand and fingers together in a backward, contorted motion. One of his eyelids was burned off and he only had partial use of the other eyelid. Since he was a baby, he has been unable to close his eyes. For 15 years, his eyes have wept continuously to keep them from drying out and he learned to sleep with his eyes open. After multiple surgeries, Jespa is seeing and feeling progress. On Monday, Jespa got a first look at his new fingers and a rebuilt eyelid from the Torrance Memorial’s Burn Center.”
If you are considering burn reconstruction surgery, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers a variety of burn reconstruction surgery options. These options include skin grafts, microsurgery, free flap procedures, and tissue expansion.
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