Rigby boy in critical condition following lawnmower fire

Photo Courtesy: “Blessings for Braxton,” YouCaring Fundraiser Page

RIGBY, Idaho — A 12-year-old Idaho boy is in critical condition after suffering life-threatening burns on nearly half of his body.

Braxton Bigelow was injured during a lawnmower fire at his Rigby home last Monday. He is being treated at the University of Utah Burn Center.

“He is in a drug induced coma and was life flighted to the university of Utah. He is still in critical condition and each day they have new worries and fears as he is fighting for his life,” a post on the online fundraiser page, “Blessings for Braxton,” said.

The fundraiser page also says the boy’s father, Josiah Bigelow, suffered severe burns on his hand and arms while he tried to help his son and put out the flames.

According to Jorelle McClellan, the page’s author and Josiah Bigelow’s sister, the boy has first-, second- and third-degree burns on 45 percent of his body.

Doctors expect he will be in treatment for over a month and in recovery for a full year.

As of the morning of August 1, the donation page, “Blessings for Braxton,” had raised over $8,500 of it’s $10,000 goal to help with medical bills and travel expenses for the family here.

You can donate to the fund HERE.