KEY POINTS

  • Destini Crane was burned while imitating Tik Tok video on May 13
  • She had taken into the bathroom a candle, lighter and bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • She has undergone three grafting surgeries till now

A 13-year-old in Oregon has been hospitalized for two weeks after she suffered third degree burns while trying to imitate a TikTok Video, the teen’s family said.

Destini Crane of Portland is fighting for life after trying to recreate a fire challenge she saw on the social media. Destini has undergone three skin grafting surgeries after she severely burned her neck and right arm in the incident that took place on May 13.

Destini’s family believes she was trying to imitate a video in which someone drew a shape using a flammable liquid on a mirror and then light it on fire. She is unable to speak to the family to tell them what exactly happened.

However, after talking to her friends and based on the evidence they got from her bathroom where she recreated the video, the family understood that Destini was attempting to copy the video when she got burned, ABC News reported.

“I was in the living room talking with my mom, and I heard her scream my name,” Kimberly Crane, Destini’s mother recalled. “So I went and opened the bathroom door and everything was on fire. Destini was on fire. Things in the bathroom were on fire,” she told the publication.

Kimberly pulled her teen daughter into the living room where she ripped off her burning shirt while a neighbor called 911.

When the family retrieved Destini’s phone after the incident, it was still recording the video.

“It was unreal. Heart breaking like I don’t think anyone wants to see their daughter on fire. It was horrible,” Kimberly told KPLC News.

Destini’s sister Andrea Crane said Destini had taken into the bathroom a candle, lighter and bottle of rubbing alcohol. The family believes that the accident happened after the alcohol exploded in a poorly ventilated area.

“Because of the burns she’s going to have limited mobility. That is just going to be a lifelong thing, of her doing physical therapy to keep her mobility,” Andrea told ABC News.

  “It's really important to be present with your children, because we can monitor them, we have parental controls, we can do all that all we want, but things slip through,” she added. 

Destini has been in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital since May 14 and was supposed to be transferred to the burn unit of the hospital, the family’s Go Fund Me page read.

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