TikTok problem leaves teenager with 75% burns to his physique

  • A youngster in North Carolina suffered burns to 75% of his physique after making an attempt a TikTok problem. 
  • Holli Darkish’s mom advised WRAL that he’s now “unrecognizable.” 
  • {The teenager}, an avid soccer participant, is ready to be within the burn unit for six months. 

A youngster in North Carolina has suffered burns to 75% of his physique after making an attempt a TikTok problem. 

Mason Darkish, 16, was partaking in a TikTok problem that concerned spraying a extremely inflammable paint aerosol right into a lighter when his household heard a “large increase” when the can exploded, in keeping with WRAL. 

Darkish was then set alight and jumped right into a river to extinguish the flames, however he had already sustained extreme burns.

His mom, Holli Darkish, advised WRAL that he’s now “unrecognizable.” 

Darkish was then rushed to the UNC Burn Middle in Chapel Hill, the place he had surgical procedure. 

Medical doctors found the overwhelming majority of his physique was lined in third-degree burns. 

“The best way he seemed when these youngsters noticed him when he first got here in, to what he appears to be like like now, it is 100 instances completely different,” Darkish’s mom mentioned.

{The teenager}, an avid soccer participant, is ready to be within the burn unit for six months. 

His household has arrange a GoFundMe to cowl medical payments and different bills wanted to assist Darkish’s restoration. 

On the time of writing, Darkish stays sedated in hospital and has undergone his first of many surgical procedures. 

“We thank everybody for his or her ideas, prayers, assist, and love,” Darkish’s grandmother wrote on the fundraising web page, the place the household has to this point raised  $20,000 of their $25,000 purpose.


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