Burn survivor Autumn Hamilton

$153,850 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 1,958 people in 14 months
Created April 29, 2018
Fundraising team
on behalf of Dave Hamilton
Autumn Hamilton, 16 years old, of Lombard, IL, was an unfortunate burn victim in the Glendale Heights bonfire accident on April 28, 2018.

http://wgntv.com/2018/04/29/explosion-at-suburban-bonfire-injures-at-least-8-teens-some-seriously/

Autumn is currently at Loyola Medical Center Burn Unit on life support. She sustained 3rd degree burns to the majority of her body, especially to her face. Doctors have her in a medically induced coma. She has undergone multiple surgeries so far to relieve pressure in her face and arms. 

Autumn has has a long road ahead of her! She will require countless surgeries, facial reconstruction, therapy, rehabilitation, etc.

Please help support her and her family so she can get the treatment she desperately needs. 29519610_15250508460_r.jpeg
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Journal entry by Dahlia OConnor — 9 minutes ago

Last Wednesday Autumn was supposed to have surgery #20, placing a skin graph on her neck. Unfortunately, when Autumn arrived at the hospital they found out that the wound on her neck from the tissue expansion had become infected. They postponed the surgery giving Autumn some antibiotics and time for that spot to heal. We are thankful that Brooke, Grandma Rosa, and her friend, Alex were able to come down and help pass the time. As you can image, Autumn is eager to get home.
Today at 6:30 am, Autumn went in for her 20th Surgery. At 10:30 am we got word that she was out and all went well, she was already back at the condo by this afternoon. She will need 7 days to make sure the skin graph adheres (prayers please) and then they can come home.

We would also like to tell our local Autumn Strong supporters about a fundraiser/celebration in Honor of Autumn's one year and still going strong. Hosted by Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 on Friday, June 28th @ 5:00pm. We would love for all of you to come help us support and celebrate Autumn.

Love and Blessings,

Aunt Kelle


"She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared
but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear."

-author unknown
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#19........done
Journal entry by Dahlia OConnor — 32 minutes ago

Autumn went into surgery about 11AM and was done at 3:00pm. They worked on her right eye and did the neck release. They are keeping Autumn overnight to monitor her, cause she wasn't waking up as easy as she normally does. Once she got into a room she was up walking and was waiting for Jackie to come back with some Wendy's for dinner. They are both exhausted and ready to relax. Thank you for all your love and prayers.


I am a warrior!
I am a champion!
I am a survivor!
I am growing stronger, because God stands with me
to give me strength.
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Back in Texas........Already!!!
Journal entry by Dahlia OConnor — 20 minutes ago

My goodness, isn't it crazy how fast 3 months can fly by. Autumn has been enjoying being back at school, taking her SAT, and hanging with friends. She even joined her classmates at Great America last night after Prom, she rode the rides till 4AM and was at the airport by 6:30AM. Jackie and Autumn, accompanied with Uncle Ryan, Aunt Dahlia, and sweet baby Charlotte, arrived in Texas at about 11am and are getting settled into the condo.

Tomorrow morning at 5AM they will arrive at Shriners for Autumn's 19th surgery. Autumn will have her neck released, work on her chin and lip, and we are hoping maybe one of her eyes will get worked on. Please keep her in your prayers, we will keep everyone posted when she is out of surgery. We are looking at about 4 weeks for Autumn to recover in Texas.


As Autumn and Jackie go into Shriners tomorrow, it will be with a heavy heart. On Friday, 16 year old Layne Chesney from Fort Pierce, FL, who was a fellow Burn Survivor that they meet last time at Shriners, passed away. Not only did we lose a survivor this week, we lost a friend. We are asking everyone to please say a pray for Layne and her family, may she now rest in peace.



"Staying Positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out." -Unknown
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Raised by 1,958 people in 14 months
Created April 29, 2018
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on behalf of Dave Hamilton
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