The Cobb family is seeking help from the public this holiday season.
An accidental fire on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the home of Greg and Heather Cobb left their son Tyler, 11, with burns on his legs and back.
Firefighters were dispatched to the call around 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Brandy Street. On arrival firefighters located Tyler immediately called for a helicopter. The second crew arriving on the call concentrated on putting out the fire in the living room, and had it under control within 5-10 minutes.
Firefighters set up a landing zone for the helicopter in nearby a field. Tyler was taken by Air Evac air ambulance Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he is undergoing treatment. The family will be spending Christmas at the hospital where Tyler will be receiving medical treatment.
Damage to the property and contents is estimated between $30,000-$40,000.
Family members and friends have set up the Cobb Family Assistance Account at Comerica Bank in Waxahachie. Comerica is located at 820 Ferris Ave.
Donations of household items; clothing and gifts are being accepted at the Loucks and Drew Law Office located in suite 225 in the Comerica bank building.
According to a flyer being distributed by family and friends Tyler is deaf and disabled.
When purchasing items for Tyler consider light up toys and sensory toys with light and bubbles. No sound is needed. Tyler is a size eight and donations of elastic pants are preferred. Tylerís 9-year-old brother Brandon is a size 10. Items to be considered for Brandon included a bicycle, DS games, football games, mystery books, board games, Angry Birds and Lego blocks.
Information on sizes for parents, Greg and Heather, can be inquired about by contacting Jenny Loucks at 972-937-5002 at Loucks and Drew Law Office.
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