Family of LDS Burn Victim Gives Incredible Surprise to Other Burn Victims

by | Mar. 09, 2016

Mormon Life

After a fiery crash burned over 65 percent of her body, 15-year-old Baylee Hoaldridge struggled for four months before succumbing to her injuries. But her battle has inspired thousands the world over, and it still continues to uplift other burn victims, thanks to Baylee's family.

Nicole and B.J. Hoaldridge beam as they stand with family members in the University of Utah Burn Unit poised to give back.

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For four long months they lived, grieved, ate, did laundry and tried to sleep here as doctors fought to save their beloved 15-year-old daughter Baylee. Thursday they did what they knew Baylee would have wanted them to do: they presented a $20,000 check to assure every child can go to burn camp this summer.

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"On behalf of the Be Brave Baylee Foundation, we present this check from our family, to our family, who took care of us in the burn unit," B.J. Hoaldridge said. The bond was plain to see as doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff, one by one, made their way to the couple giving them hugs and pushing back tears.

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