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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Set afire, teen now struggles for survival

Edited on Tue Nov-03-09 01:22 AM by JI7
Source: CNN

He's hooked up to the marvels of modern medicine that are trying to give the 15-year-old burn victim a chance to be a kid once again.

Brewer is heavily sedated, and the ventilator does not allow him to speak. His open wounds are covered by bandages, which are changed daily. It's a four-hour process.

He has not been able to speak with police since his desperate fight for life began October 12, when police say five teenage friends, including a 13-year-old, doused Brewer with rubbing alcohol and set him on fire.

"There's no evolutionary mechanism to survive a 65 percent burn," Namias said. LinkHere


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