12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’

12-year-old girl severely burned after trying ‘fire challenge’

Owens says Landers and her friends are usually occupied by the internet or endless talking, but not on this day.

"Mia" is on a ventilator at The Children's Hospital of MI with burns on more than 50 percent of her body. The 12-year-old was then rushed to the hospital, where the family learned more than 49 percent of her body was burned.

"I can't help my baby".

Instead of starting seventh grade in a couple of weeks, Brandi says Timiyah is on a ventilator and will be in the hospital for several months.

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"She came running up my hallway on fire from her knees to her hair", Owens said.

In Timiyah's case, things went terribly wrong when the fire fanned out across her body with alarming speed as her friends, who were going to partake in the challenge themselves, watched in horror. Doctors said she'll have to have skin grafts in the future. "She's the one burning, and she's trying to calm me down", and she was apologizing as she cried through the pain. It happened when she competed in the fire challenge Friday with her friends. "Even though it was her decision to do it", Owens told the paper that she wants YouTube to pull the videos down. In 2014, a North Carolina mom was arrested after she filmed her son covering himself in fingernail polish remover and setting himself on fire.

Owens says Timiyah knew better. "The other kids [who were there] are traumatized".

"Monitor these kids, especially with these phones and if I could after with this happening - my kids would never be able to be on social media - no more iPhones - nothing", she said. "Really stress the importance of life and peer pressure".

A GoFundMe page was started to help with Timiyah's medical expenses. It has raised more than $2,000.

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