Woman Still Recovering From Fire Accident At SE Minnesota Park
St Paul (KROC AM News) - A St Paul woman who was severely burned at a southeast Minnesota campground during the Labor Day weekend remains in the hospital.
The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was burned the night of Sept 4th at Harmony Park near Clarks Grove.
According to a witness, 23-year-old Isabelle Kielas-Jensen was leaving a campsite when she accidentally kicked over a kerosene vase and “became engulfed in flames.”
She was airlifted by Mayo One to the burn unit at Regions Hospital in St Paul and had her most recent graft surgery Friday.
According to her mother, “Isa has a long way to come yet, but this is another step to recovery.”
Here's the post on her Caring Bridge site:
Surgery went well today, per the doctors. They added grafts to her right shoulder, elbow and a part of her hand. They took skin from her left thigh, careful to avoid any of her amazing tattoos! She has her right arm in a sling this time which is nice compared to having it wrapped up straight out. Isa is in a lot of pain specifically on that donor site again. Last night she was full of anxiety for exactly that reason. She is so ready to be done with the pain. It is a lot of work for her to constantly be focused on what her body is feeling while trying to push the limits to what she can handle physically. Isa has a long way to come yet, but this is another step to recovery. When Isa woke up this morning she let me know that she didn't remember any of her dreams (yay!) and was able to get some pretty restful sleep. Tonight will be a little more difficult with the amount of pain she is in, but she has mama with her to keep her comfortable. Keep sending the good energy for quick healing and positivity.
It was expected she would be in the hospital for as long as two months.
A GoFundMe site has been set up to help her cover her expenses.