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Community rallies to help burned boys

PERRY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - As four Box Elder County boys continue to recover from burns they got from an ignited gas can, their community is rallying to help them.
One of 5 boys who were burned while playing with gas can in Perry arrives at U of U Medical Center. (ABC 4 News)
One of 5 boys who were burned while playing with gas can in Perry arrives at U of U Medical Center. (ABC 4 News)
Home where 5 boys were burned while playing with gas can in Perry. (ABC 4 News)
Home where 5 boys were burned while playing with gas can in Perry. (ABC 4 News)
PERRY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - As four Box Elder County boys continue to recover from burns they got from an ignited gas can, their community is rallying to help them.

"Tayton unfortunately has taken a turn for the worst, and we are praying for him as he fights for his life", explains Mardi Obray, Owner of The Peaks Activity Center in Perry, Utah.

While Tayton Windward fights for his life after suffering severe burns, the Perry community is offering support for the little 7-year-old struggling to heal.

"The ongoing treatment is tremendous. Physical therapy, scar management treatment, the trips back and forth to the burn center. It goes on and on - years at a time," says Obray.

On Monday, Tayton was put in complete paralysis coma--meaning his body is paralyzed.

For his grandfather, the days are long as he waits, and hopes, for good news.

"Pray for my grandson. Hope that he gets better fast. We appreciate everything that everybody's done," says Glover.

The town of Perry is also hoping for the best. That's where The Peak's owner Mardi Obray comes in -- a place where Tayton's mother teaches gymnastics. Obray is organizing a fundraiser to help not just with Tayton's medical needs, but the needs of all four boys who suffered burns.

"It is the community coming together to raise money and provide gifts and anything these families need," explains Obray.

Tayton's grandpa is thankful for the outpouring of support, and hopes little Tayton will be home before Christmas.

"Just want to see how excited he is about ... he loves Star Wars and ninja Legos. We're hoping he can sit up and start playing with those, and that would be a great accomplishment," Glover says.

For more information on the fundraiser, go to http://www.peakkids.com/


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