Baby Dropped from Fatal Brooklyn Fire Improves


 
 

| Monday, February 22, 2010


NEW YORK - Relatives say a baby who suffered a fractured skull in a dramatic escape from a deadly Brooklyn fire last month is out of danger after a series of surgeries



Five people died on Jan. 30 when fire ripped through an apartment building overcrowded with Guatemalan immigrants in the borough's Bensonhurst section.



Three-month-old Maria Maura Chan survived only because her mother dropped her and her 2-year-old brother out a second floor window as the flames closed in.



Their father, Miguel Chan, told reporters at a memorial service Friday that Maria is still hospitalized, but doing better and undergoing therapy for her sight and hearing.



The baby's mother didn't make it. Firefighters found her body in the rubble.



___



Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Special Patients

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Las Vegas Fire, AMR Reach New Deal

Tentative agreement reached over ambulance calls.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Fire Damages Several Homes in California Earthquake

Four homes destroyed and others damaged after quake rattles Napa.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Image Trend: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ImageTrend just challenged NEMSIS TAC and a couple others.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

A.J. Heightman participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way!
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.? Scranton

JEMS Editor-in-Chief visits his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Over 100 Injured in California Earthquake

172 patients treated at Napa hospital after 6.0-magnitude earthquake.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Numerous Rescues during Arizona Flooding

Severe flooding across the region prompted several rescues.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >