WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 13-year-old girl has been hospitalized for more than two weeks after suffering third-degree burns while attempting a TikTok challenge.
- The challenge was to draw a shape on a mirror using a flammable liquid, then light it on fire.
- Destini Crane’s mother is sharing her daughter’s story to remind parents “to be present with your children.”
A teenage girl in Oregon was hospitalized after suffering severe burns while attempting a TikTok challenge, her family shared.
On May 13, Destini Crane of Portland went into her family’s bathroom and brought with her a candle, lighter and rubbing alcohol. The 13-year-old wished to recreate a popular TikTok video wherein someone draws a shape on a mirror using flammable liquid and then lights it on fire, according to ABC News.
According to Destini’s mother, Kimberly Crane, she was in the living room talking with her mom, when she heard her daughter screaming. “So I went and opened the bathroom door and everything was on fire. Destini was on fire. Things in the bathroom were on fire.”
Kimberly immediately pulled her daughter into the living room and ripped off her burned shirt. Their neighbor helped by calling 911.
The seventh-grader was brought to the hospital and has been treated for her third-degree burns in the intensive care unit since the incident.
“I know that when she wakes up and fully understands, she’s probably going to freak out,” her mother told the outlet.
Her family now pleads on parents to keep a close eye on their children and what they are doing on social media.
“It’s really important to be present with your children, because we can monitor them, we have parental controls, we can do all that all we want, but things slip through,” Destini’s sister, Andrea Crane, told ABC News.
Destini will likely need several more months to recover. She will also need inpatient rehabilitation to regain use of her arm and mobility in her neck, shoulders and fingers, her sister said.
“And so it’s really important to be present with your children and have that transparency of, ‘Hey what are you into? What are you doing right now?’”
Source: New York Post