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Fire leaves small child without skin on her face, family says

The family was not able to salvage anything from the fire. The family was not able to salvage anything from the fire.
The charred remains of the home makes some wonder how anyone made it out alive. The charred remains of the home makes some wonder how anyone made it out alive.

(WMC-TV) - Small children are still recovering as of Tuesday night after a massive house fire that happened over the weekend.

The community is pitching in to help the family, now homeless, who lost everything. The charred remains of the home makes some wonder how anyone made it out alive.

"I'm thankful more than anything for life, because it could've been the other way," said Pastor Progeorlan Walker, whose cousin lost everything in the fire.

April Coleman and her three small children are thankful they made it out alive despite losing their home and everything in it.

"They are doing a lot better outside of the emotional issues that they're having right now," said Walker.

Walker says they all received some injuries.

"Smoke inhalation, burns to the face, to the hands, and various parts of the body," he said.

The youngest child is in intensive care at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

"They just pulled the tubes out, and she is talking, but face is swollen. No skin on her face at all," said Walker.

The family was not able to salvage anything from the fire.

"They don't have any clothes, no food, and the family is trying to do whatever ... Anything. It doesn't matter what you have $5, $10. We need help. We need it badly, because she's homeless," said Coleman's cousin, Stephanie Patton.

Coleman's church has setup a benefit fund for the family at SunTrust Bank. If you are interested in helping them, then you can make donations to the April Brisco-Coleman fund.

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