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(VIDEO) Mom Saves Toddler After Horrific Fireworks Accident

(VIDEO) Mom Saves Toddler After Horrific Fireworks Accident

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).

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CoMMember13611628279139 CoMMember13611628279139 3 years
Sara Brown - what a wonderfully simplistic way of thinking of it you have. Even though family vacations can be "fun" I'm sure that means that you wouldn't consider putting your child onto an airplane for one - those certainly fall into the category of "dangerous to any degree." I guess that means you would never put them *gasp* in a car, either. I guarantee an auto accident could definitely leave little children "severely burned."
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