At Children’s Hospital, ‘a whole new world of medicine’ in Burn Treatment

Oct. 9, 2018
Dr. Kathryn Bass, left, is pleased with the progress Molly Brand, pictured with her parents David and Tricia Brand, have made since the toddler was burned and treated with amnion stem cells in April.  (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
Dr. Kathryn Bass, left, is pleased with the progress Molly Brand, pictured with her parents David and Tricia Brand, have made since the toddler was burned and treated with amnion stem cells in April.

Miracles happen every day.

Curiosity got the better of Molly Brand on a Monday afternoon in April as her sister got home from school.

Molly, then 15 months old, and her brother, Bennett, 3, played in the living room as Evelyn, 7, arrived. Hogan, the family Yorkie, scurried around them. Molly’s mom, Tricia, greeted her oldest daughter as she chatted with her father-in-law.

Amid the bustle, Molly spotted a mug atop a counter.

“Seconds seemed like hours,” her mother recalled. “I saw her reaching for the water. I reached her, but I wasn’t fast enough.”

Hot water washed over Molly’s left side as the mug tumbled to the floor.
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