My Nephew Barrett McKim, a 12-year-old homeschool student, has burned over 50% of his body due to an explosion in the family home in Highlands, North Carolina.
Barrett has a love for science and has performed many experiments. He is known for being cautious, as evidenced by the goggles he was wearing while performing the experiment. On
Thursday, June 23, 2022, his experiment involving isopropyl alcohol ignited, causing him and his mother to battle the flames that ultimately engulfed him. They tried in vain to remove the synthetic shirt he was wearing. Barrett’s neck, torso, arms, hands and thighs have second and third-degree burns.
His mother, Caroline, sustained terrible burns on both hands but managed to save Barrett’s life. She called 911 and continued to spray water on Barrett until the ambulance arrived. Barrett was flown by helicopter to the Augusta burn center, where doctors say that he must have many surgeries involving skin grafts. Caroline has an equally daunting prognosis. The hospital will be home for Barrett and his parents for weeks, if not months!! Praying that the Lord will continue to heal skin…and that all will be amazed by a healing that is beyond what they think is humanly possible.
Background- Barrett is the second born of 5 children to Kyle and Caroline McKim. He has been a memory master in classical conversations, their homeschooling curriculum for the last three years.
He plays the piano and violin. He enjoys archery and fishing
✝️Barrett has received Jesus Christ as his Savior and attends Community Bible Church in Highlands, NC.
Heal me, Oh Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14
➡️Before and After progress post-surgery for Barrett. We are praising God for the recovery so far- but there’s a long road ahead at the burn center, so here are some things to be lifting up in prayer -
❤️ 100% regeneration of skin on Barrett without need for grafting
Relief from pain for both Barrett and his Mom, who also has 3rd degree burns on her hands
Angels to minister to the McKim family and their other children as they move through this trial together
✨The manifest glory to fall on all who care for Barrett- this includes Doctors, Hospital Staff, Friends and Family, Prayer Warriors.