The family of Larry Lord, a LEAP Inc. employee who suffered burns over 50 percent of his body when the building in Farmington, ME exploded last month, is thanking the community for its support. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office posted the message from the family on a GoFundMe page.
On September 16, 2019, a propane explosion at LEAP Inc., a nonprofit organization in Farmington, ME killed one person and injured six others. Larry Lord, who worked at the newly opened nonprofit center for people with cognitive disabilities, heroicly evacuated the building after the smell of gas was reported.
In addition to burns on 50 percent of his body, Lord suffered broken bones and other critical injuries. He is being treated at the burn unit at Massachusetts General Hospital where he is still in critical condition. He is expected to be in the burn unit for another three months.
In their GoFund Me update, his family thanked the community for their outpouring of support and asked for continued prayers.
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