Boy Recovering From Serious Burns

A five-year-old boy, seriously burned while playing with friends, will under-go surgery on Monday.

Caleb Farris was with a group of children in Russell County, who were playing with a water bottle full of accelerant last week.

Another boy got scared and threw the flaming bottle, which landed on top of Farris. He suffered second and third degree burns on the face and chest.

Family Members tell 27 NEWSFIRST that Farris has been transferred to Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati, where he's in the burn unit. We're told he still has a breathing tube and is heavily sedated.


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  • by Gail Location: Columbia, ky on Sep 8, 2008 at 01:34 PM
    my prayers are with the little boy and his family.
  • by Holly from Winchester on Sep 8, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    Don't you really have to ask yourself where this kids' parents are?! How did they get ahold of a bottle of accelerant?! I have three small children myself and I know it's hard to always be on your guard, but this shouldn't have happened. I hope that he recovers and I will be praying for him.
  • by Jessica Location: Rockcastle on Sep 8, 2008 at 07:38 AM
    We are praying for your little boy Calebs fast recovery. My Five yr old son Jacob says to hang in there God Loves him.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 at 03:27 AM
    I hope this young boy will come through with a fast and full recovery. My prayers with this young child and his family.
  • by Justin Location: Russell Springs on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    I live in Russell County, and its terrible what happened to this child.
  • by sjt Location: rockcastle on Sep 7, 2008 at 08:01 PM
    Reading this story just breaks my heart, my heart and prayers go out to Caleb and his family.
  • by Tina Location: Corbin on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Caleb and his family.We pray for his recovery.

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