Stories tagged with: Payten Newell

September 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Two girl scouts are hoping to put a smile on the faces of suffering children.

Paige Stillion and Jasmine Jewell are working on their Girl Scout Silver Award but they aren't simply focused on achieving recognition, they also want to help burn victims. Their goal is to raise funds for burn unit patients and raise awareness for fire safety. They came up with the idea after local girl Payten Newell was badly burned in an accident last June.

"We"ve spent a lot of hours...

July 14, 2012 - 2:05pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

Members of the community rallied at the River of Life Community Church on the Maysville Pike to support a girl who was burned over 15% of her body.

2-year-old Payten Newell was burned after she wandered outside in the middle of the night and fell into a fire pit full of hot embers.

Payten's mother Amy Stires said her daughter has undergone 4 skin grafting surgeries so far, and said it was hard for her to ask those around her for help.

"I'm used to doing everything and...

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