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15-year-old injured in explosion has the prom brought to her

Korryn Bachner, from Illinois, was at a bonfire with family and friends when someone threw gasoline on the fire, causing an explosion that injured twelve. 

 The 15-year-old suffered third degree burns on over 90% of her face. With her entire head covered in bandages, Korryn tried to cancel plans with her friend Jonathan to go to prom together- but Jonathan wasn't having any of it. 

"He had been telling me all along while she was in the hospital that he was going to bring prom to her even if she was still in the hospital," Korryn’s mum, Ellen Starzyk Bachner, told Inside Edition.

Her friends and date arrived and helped her get ready, take photographs and decorated her house.

Korryn and her friends then posed outside with a sign saying "You got this". Instead of going off to prom they stayed in with her and had their own celebration. 

"It was just emotional in a very good way because it showed how strong she is and how good of a group of friends she has," Ellen said. 

She continued to say that what happened to her daughter is awful, but things are getting better every day.

"If I could take this pain away from her, I would do it in a heartbeat," she said. "You don’t want any kid to ever get hurt, but a burn to a 15-year-old girl’s face, it’s awful."

Korryn is staying strong after the traumatic accident, hoping to get back to school and cheerleading. 

“I believe she can beat this and she’s going to come out of this stronger than she ever was. It’s just a long road so we need patience," Ellen concluded. “It’s one day at a time."

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