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Severely Burned 5-Year-Old Goes Home

It's been a tough month for little Caleb Farris.

A thrown bottle of flaming liquid left him with burns all over his body. The incident happened at the Springs Mobile Home Park in Russell Springs.

The accident and recovery now has Caleb only talking in a whisper.

“He's not talking that good. When they had all tubes all down him, they had him sedated for 3 weeks,” said Caleb’s father, Adam.

Caleb's hospital stays and surgeries lasted weeks at Lexington and Cincinnati hospitals. But every day at home has new requirements and challenges.

“We have to do stretches and massages, when he gets up,” said Shay Farris, Caleb’s mother.

No charges were filed from the incident, but Adam Farris says he thinks someone should be held accountable.

Police never launched a criminal investigation, saying it was an accident that happened from kids playing together.

“It makes me mad. It really does,” said Farris.

Farris wants justice, not just for the accident, but for what his son faces until he's an adult.

“Eventually he'll have to have other surgeries. Relief surgery, where, as he grows, his graft won't stretch. And they'll have to relieve that by cutting strips,” he said.

Caleb's parents say he will have to have regular surgeries until he's about 18-years-old.


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