A mom in Pelham, New Hampshire ran into a fireworks "war zone" on July 3rd in order to save her 2-year-old son. The mother, whose name has not been released, was blown off a deck by the initial blast, but quickly ran into the fire that ensued to save her son.
The boy was airlifted to a Boston hospital with second and third degree burns, and remains there in a medically-induced coma. Kathy Pappathan, the boy's grandmother, told The Boston Herald that her daughter found her grandson "standing in the middle of the fire screaming," and that, "We’re devastated. It’s just horrible to think a little 2-year-old, when he wakes up, he’s going to be in pain.”
The fireworks are a yearly tradition Pappathan's ex-husband puts on for the neighborhood. A total of 11 people, including 5 children, were injured.
Read the full story (The Boston Herald).