Disturbing photos reveal severe burns endured by a 2-year-old toddler in Florida who accidentally fell into a blazing fire pit at a campsite while innocently playing with a bubble wand, resulting in the melting of his pants

Tragic Accident on New Year’s Day

A Florida toddler, Finny Strait, experienced a horrifying incident on New Year’s Day during a family camping trip in Gainsville, Florida.

Playing with a bubble wand, the two-year-old tripped and fell into a fire pit, sustaining severe second-degree burns to his body.

Immediate Rescue Efforts

As Finny fell into the flames, his 11-year-old brother Weston and mother Tabitha acted swiftly to rescue him.

Tabitha recounted the terrifying moment when she noticed Finny’s clothes, made of a nylon material, melting onto his skin.

She managed to rip them off, but the toddler suffered 18 percent burns on his body, including second and third-degree burns on his legs and hand.

Family’s Brave Response and Hospitalization

The family rushed Finny to the hospital, where he is now slowly recovering at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Weston, Finny’s older brother, displayed bravery by reaching into the fire pit to pull him out, avoiding injuries himself.

Despite the challenges, the family remains proud of Weston’s courageous act.

Community Support and Fundraising

Finny’s parents, Jeff and Tabitha Strait, find themselves out of work to support their son’s recovery.

The community has rallied around them, and Finny’s grandmother, Tami Basye, set up a fundraising page, which has already raised $7,800.

The family expresses gratitude for the overwhelming support during this difficult time.

Challenges Faced by the Family

In the aftermath of the accident, both parents are out of work, and their car was towed from the hospital’s parking lot.

Tami Basye, Finny’s grandmother, highlights the financial strain on the family and emphasizes the need for continued assistance during Finny’s recovery.

Updates on Finny’s Recovery

The family provides regular updates on Finny’s recovery on social media.

As of January 5, Finny was able to undergo dressing changes without morphine.

The parents express gratitude for the community’s support, and despite the challenges, they look forward to Finny’s full recovery.

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