Tonight while at the Nicks House Event at Tully’s I ran into someone that had a terrible story and hit me hard. I have a 3 year old son and what this person told me made me wonder what I would do if anything ever happened to my son!!
This is the story, “On the morning of July 5th, 2006 while peacefully asleep in his bed, an electrical fire consumed the bedroom of my 3 year old son, Tyrin. Like every other morning, prior to taking him to daycare and me off to work, I went downstairs to prepare his breakfast and lunch. The lights began to act weird, and before I knew it black smoke was coming down my stairway. I ran upstairs to my son’s bedroom only to find enormous flames blocking his doorway and hearing him scream. I froze in disbelief as I tried to breath through the smoke and soot. Not able to get pass the flames, I ran back downstairs and dialed 911. All I could say was “HELP, MY BABY IS BURNING” over and over. The fire station was less than 1 mile away and they arrived very quickly. The emergency crew rescued my severely burned son from the house. More than I could bear, I collapsed thinking he was dead. A police officer came over to me and said he is alive!! My son was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center where he soon transferred to Johns Hopkins pediatric intensive care unit. He suffered second and third degree burns over 70% of his little body. In addition, his lungs were filled with tiny foam particles from a character pillow, which exploded from the heat in his bedroom. My baby was very sick. Johns Hopkins Hospital is #1 in the United States as far as pediatrics, yet my son’s injury was beyond their expertise. They flew in doctors from different states to perform certain procedures. I know Johns Hopkins did the very best they could, but after 3 very long weeks, my son’s life ended.” Tanaya Banks, Tyrin’s Mom.
Well just to let you know I am 6″ 3″ tall and weigh 250 lbs and I am not one to get emotional. I grabbed my son and hugged him as hard as I could until he said easy Daddy. I watched as other men who had heard the story with me cried.
This will be one event that I will attend without any questions!! Here is the information if you are interested.
Saturday, September 13, 2008 Martins East, 8 PM- 1 AM. 1st Annual Charity Ball in Memory of “Tyrin Nasir Burton” Call 443-996-9893.