Burn victim in critical condition again after traffic accident
By By Fredie Carmichael/The Meridian Star
June 14, 2001
Eight-year-old Jeromy Sullivan of Lauderdale County, severely burned March 1, was in critical but stable condition again today after a traffic accident last Thursday on 22nd Avenue.
He has been transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he is being monitored closely in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Tammy Sullivan, Jeromy's mother, was also injured in the accident, sustaining a broken leg. Jeromy has shown signs of improvement, according to his mother, and was close to being moved to a room before a bad spell prompted his physicians to keep him in intensive care.
Jeromy had only been back in Meridian for two weeks before last week's accident. He was previously a patient at the Shriners Hospital in Galveston, Texas, where he was being treated for severe burns suffered in a March 1 fire.
He suffered third-degree burns in that incident and was transported to Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He stayed there through the end of April before being transported to the Shriners in Texas.
Friends of the Sullivan family held a benefit barbecue to help raise money for the family's medical expenses back on April 27. Local businesses also chipped in by donating products to be raffled.
Tammy Sullivan, Jeromy's mother and driver of the vehicle in the accident, would like everyone to continue to pray for her family.
Fredie Carmichael is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3228, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.