Child Burn Victims Find Healing At Oklahoma Camp


Saturday, August 20th 2011, 10:53 pm
By: News On 6


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PRYOR, Oklahoma -- After a summer long battle with grass fires, crews had a chance to help out and have a little fun at the same time Saturday.

The 13th annual Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp was underway at Dry Gulch Ranch. The camp is for children between the ages of 6 and 16 that have suffered burns or disfiguring injuries.

Little Jeremiah Michell was there -- he lost both arms and legs and part of his jaw to bacterial meningitis last year.

Volunteers at the camp understand the importance of creating an environment where the kids can feel conformable.

"To get away from the finger pointing, staring, to come out and have a place of unconditional love and acceptance... and just to come out and have fun," said Scotty Stokes, camp director.

The kids got to enjoy go-carts, train rides, arts and crafts, and there was even a bass fishing competition.