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Apr 9, 2015

Katerin Perez Stabilized at Shriner’s Hospital

Katerin Perez

On Wednesday’s newscast we brought you the story of nine year old Katerin Michel Perez, a student in San Pedro who was badly burned in an accident in her home on Good Friday. A network of Good Samaritans, here and abroad, worked a miracle to get Katerin and her father, Jose Roberto Perez, flown out by air ambulance on Monday, to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. Since then, doctors have been working to save her life, because she was assessed as having third-degree burns to fifty-three percent of her body. Well tonight, there is some good news to report. While Katerin is hardly out of danger, her condition has stabilized somewhat. News Five has confirmed that she has undergone at least two surgeries to remove dead skin from her body, and burn surgeons are starting the process of selecting skin for grafting. We note that while this is good news, and indeed welcome news, Katerin is not out of the woods, and from the extent of her burns, it is believed that even in a best case scenario, she would not be back in Belize within the next three months. Here at News Five we’ll keep praying for her, and will keep you updated on her progress.

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