“Sustaining burns on 87% of his body, Bryson’s recovery is just beginning”
At the age of 9, Bryson sustained a flame burn injury that affected 87% of his body. The extensive nature and severity of Bryson’s injuries required numerous surgeries to achieve complete wound coverage. The standard treatment for burn wounds is to harvest healthy skin from elsewhere on the patient’s body in order to use it to cover the burn wounds. This is crucial in preventing infection and the subsequent sepsis or spread of bacteria and toxins through the bloodstream and tissues, a leading cause of death in burn injuries.
Bryson endured painful physical therapy twice a day to keep a good range of motion and maintain mobility in damaged joints. His wounds were further aggravated by the necessary frequent dressing changes.
Currently, Bryson is home from the hospital, but his recovery is far from over. He will continue to need daily physical therapy and further surgeries in the future to help his skin heal. His strength and bravery during this traumatic time are what make Bryson a true Hero.
It is with great pride that we honor Bryson’s incredible determination and courage by recognizing him as Kid’s Wish Network’s along with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati’s Hero of the Month. Way to go, Bryson!