Teen recovering from unheard of 5th, 6th-degree burns

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Dalton Henry is lucky to be alive. The 15-year-old Oklahoma boy survived an explosion during a brush fire.

Dalton was originally diagnosed with burns so severe, doctors say they are usually only seen during an autopsy.

“I do my best not to cry every time I look at him,” says Dalton’s mom Carrie Henry. “It just about kills me that he got burnt that bad.”

Dalton says he doesn’t remember much about that day.

He was with his cousin burning brush when he picked up a gas can. Dalton had been told not to touch it, but he had not listened.

“I wish he would have just listened and not picked up that gas can,” says Carrie. “It’s a very, very hard lesson for him, a very hard lesson.”

Dalton has a long road of recovery ahead of him, including several surgeries.

His mother says in seeing him go through all the hospital visits she’s learned how much of a fighter her son really is.

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To help offset medical costs, the family has established a fundraising website.

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