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Posted on Mon, Jul 1, 2013 : 5 p.m.

Pinckey-area teen continues to recover from bonfire accident

By Amy Biolchini

A Pinckey teen severely injured in a bonfire accident on March 30 continues to recover at a University of Michigan hospital, according to media reports.

Sarah Grundy, 18, had briefly been moved out of an intensive care unit after most of her third-degree burns were tended to through multiple surgeries. She recently contracted pneumonia and other infections, sending her back to the ICU, the Daily Press & Argus reported.


Sarah Grundy

Family photo

Numerous events have been organized to raise money for Grundy's family — which have since paid for parts of Grundy's treatment and travel costs to and from the hospital.

The Putnam Township Fire Department is now planning a July 27 motorcycle ride fundraiser for the family.

A fund has been established at Citizens Bank or checks can be mailed to Lavey Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 17, Pinckney, MI 48169.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.


Jack Gladney

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 : 3:22 p.m.

OK. I get to be the bad guy. This is the third or fourth cut-and-paste fundraiser article has posted regarding this incident without reporting on the incident. The only information we've been told is that two teens having a bonfire... and then one of them ended up an ICU for four months. And a parent/ property owner who says it was just a little oopsies and doesn't want to talk about. Has anyone checked the fire/police reports of this incident? Were other teens present, or was it just a "bonfire" for two? Perhaps someone on staff can do a little reportage. Glad to hear the girl is mending, but it seems there is information being withheld here that could help prevent other children from going through the same painful ordeal.


Tue, Jul 2, 2013 : 3:48 p.m.

See this comment on the linked article. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus Hi Branden: We've chosen to keep the cause of the accident off the record, per her family's request. - Amanda Whitesell, DP&A