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Oregon Hospital: Cancer Survivor Catches Fire

Oregon cancer survivor caught on fire

A cancer survivor in a Portland, Oregon hospital caught on fire.

Ireland Lane, an 11-year-old who survived cancer and had been hospitalized with a head injury is now recovering from third-degree burns. Her shirt mysteriously caught on fire when she used hand sanitizer after painting a wooden box.

According to ABC News, Dr. Stacy Nicholson of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital said:

“I’ve been in medicine going back 30 years now and never heard anything like this. And hopefully I never will again.”

Ireland Lane is undergoing skin grafts and burn treatment before heading home to Klamath Falls. Meanwhile, state investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. They are assuming it may have been a mix of flammable hand sanitizer and static electricity.

Ireland Lane was being hospitalized after hitting her head at school and knocking herself out. Her father Stephen Lane claims she may have blacked out the whole fire accident:

“She still has bad dreams, but she doesn’t recall the actual incident, which from my perspective is very good.”

According to Oregon Live, Stephen Lane adds:

“She’s quite a tough one. She’s been through more than any child I’ve ever heard of, and to still walk around with a smile on her face and enjoy the things of the day that are going on, and be a kid is to me pretty amazing.”

Doernbecher officials say it’s too soon to reform safety policies until the investigation is complete, which is expected later this week. Steps are being taken at the hospital to be extra cautious and avoid what happened to Ireland Lane happening again.

What do you think started the Oregon girl on fire in the hospital?

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3 Responses to “Oregon Hospital: Cancer Survivor Catches Fire”

  1. Anonymous

    THIS TRAGEDY COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED!
    The general public is unaware that there are alcohol free hand sanitizers available, Such as water Journey / Hands 2 Go product line. Our hand sanitizer is ALCOHOL FREE, ALL GREEN, WITH THE SAME CLINICALLY PROVEN KILL RATES AS THE LEADING BRANDS, THAT CONTAIN 62-73% ALCOHOL (HIGHLY FLAMMABLE)! We have tried repeatedly to place our products in the Healthcare Industry UNSUCCESSFULLY! The hospitals are fully aware of the danger involved with high alcohol based products in their facilities, however still refusing to consider our products, even after offering a 30 day trial pilot program, free of charge. WHAT DID HAVE TO LOSE?

    MAYBE SOMEONE WILL LISTEN NOW!
    OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO IRELAND LANE AND HER FAMILY!
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