Injured Baxter Springs, Kan. firefighter still in coma; Medical update and fundraising efforts for family

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Lt. Malachi Brown was injured Oct. 15 fighting a fire in Baxter Springs, Kan.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Lt. Malachi Brown of Baxter Springs Fire was critically injured fighting a fire two weeks ago. He has continued to face health challenges in a Springfield burn unit. We will place updates here on his medical condition. Scroll below for fundraising efforts.

OCT. 28 UPDATE: “Malachi was able to switch to a conventional vent today. He is still sedated/ventilated but this is great news! He is still having some issues with his kidneys, blood pressure and his lungs will take quite a while to heal. His Dr. said, he is still in very critical condition, he thinks he is finally starting to head up the mountain. This will undoubtedly be a long journey, a roller coaster with ups and downs, but I am calling this day a WIN. Thank you all for taking on this journey with us. We are so blessed.” — Jessica Brown 

OCT. 25 UPDATE: “About 80% of the grafts that were placed are appearing to have adhered. He is still sedated and ventilated. Along with the pneumonia he now has ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrom). The main focus right now is his lungs. The secondary focus is the BTM placed on his left arm, he has developed an infection. They are treating both his lungs and arm aggressively. He is still in very critical condition, every thought and prayer is appreciated.” — Jessica Brown

THE BROWN FAMILY … Malachi and Jessica Brown family have three children. He has been in a medically induced coma since the fire. And obviously they have lost their income. There are many ways to donate. We list them below and will continue to update. 


INKED IN GRAPHICS: “All proceeds will go to any expenses his family may accrue.”

CLICK TO VIEW ITEMS YOU CAN PURCHASE TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY. T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS AVAILABLE FROM INKEDIN GRAPHICS. “

INJURED FIREFIGHTER — An account has been set up for Leut. Malachi Brown and his wife Jessica at American Bank, 1201 Military, Baxter Springs, Kansas. You can also designate donations at American Bank in Galena and Columbus.
If anyone would like to donate, request to put money in the account for Lt. Malachi Brown of the Baxter Springs Fire Dept. Call 620-762-3714 if you have questions


JOPLIN FIRE CHIEF MARK CANNON, INTERIM, ON BOOT BLOCK FOR LT. MALACHI BROWN.

BOOT BLOCK SATURDAY— JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Fire Dept, Webb City Fire, Redings Mill Fire and Carthage Fire are raising money for Lt. Malachi Brown of the Baxter Springs Fire Dept. 

Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30, between 1 p.m. and 3p.m. depts are holding boot block fundraisers in front of their respective Wal-Mart SuperCenter locations. 

  • 1501 South Rangeline, Joplin (assisted by Redings Mill)
  • 2623 West 7th, Joplin
  • 1301 S. Madison, Webb City
  • 2705 S. Grand, Carthage

The monies raised in the boot block will support the Brown family. Malachi and Jessica Brown have three children.

BOOT BLOCK AT SOUTH RANGELINE WALMART SUPERCENTER.

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