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2014

William Kee of Furnissdale was nearly two years old when he suffered severe burns from a household accident.

His mother, Clare Craggs, had recently completed a first aid course and knew what to do in an emergency.

“When my son was 23 months old he was badly burned by a cup of coffee,” Clare said.

“Following my first aid training, I responded quickly and stripped all his clothes and put him in a cold shower for 20 minutes before taking him to hospital.”

Once in hospital, William was cared for by renowned burns specialist Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood.

In just four months of treatment, he had no visible scars. If it had not been for his mother’s quick thinking, the outcome could have been far worse.

“Fiona Wood told me that if I had not administered first aid, William could have been scarred for life,” Clare said.

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