Run for kids like Tatum.
Last June, 7-year-old Tatum Francis was enjoying a summer day, playing in his backyard, when disaster unexpectedly struck. Tatum was standing near a propane tank on his family’s property when it suddenly exploded, leaving him severely burned.
Tatum’s parents rushed him to their local hospital in Tupelo, where doctors determined he needed critical care. Tatum was brought via ambulance to Le Bonheur and doctors quickly got to work.
Second-degree burns covered 60% of Tatum’s body.
Doctors stabilized Tatum and referred him to the Le Bonheur Burn Clinic. At the clinic, the Francis family were given resources and guidance to care for Tatum’s burns as the skin blistered and healed.
“Le Bonheur’s Burn Clinic provided me with peace of mind,” said Tatum’s mom, Erin. “As the mother of five kids, I have experienced many minor injuries and illnesses, but nothing like Tatum’s burns. The medical staff reassured me and gave me the confidence to take care of Tatum.”
Today, Tatum is thriving! He has made a full recovery, with no visible scarring.
The Francis family is so thankful for Le Bonheur Children's. When you participate in this year’s Pumpkin Run, you are making a difference for kids like Tatum.
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