GoFundMe was arrange for a Belton Excessive Faculty soccer participant who was hospitalized after a home hearth
BELTON, TX – A Belton High Football player’s family and friends turn to the community after he was hospitalized when the house he shared with his grandfather burned down.
The fire broke out at her home in Belton at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The fire left 16-year-old Justin Booth in the hospital with third-degree burns to his face and hands.
Justin lives with his grandfather, but his parents, who live in the house next door, quickly took action.
“I noticed a glow from my bedroom window and looked out the window and noticed that the entire back of the house was completely on fire,” said Eddie Booth, Justin’s father.
After knocking on his father-in-law’s window to wake him up, Justin’s father went to the front of the house to get in and find Justin.
I kicked the door open, my son was lying in the hallway, feet to the door, passed out and drugged his feet. He regained consciousness as soon as he got off. Said Booth.
Justin and his grandfather did it, but now friends are trying to help them cover his medical bills and rebuild it with a GoFundMe page.
“Having to be in a burn center out of town and all the medical bills and unexpected and unplanned expenses that come with such a tragedy,” said Eddie Booth, Justin’s father.
Family and friends agree that something like this couldn’t have happened to a better child.
Justin’s just such a loving child. He is friends with all kinds of children. He’s not a bully, he’s just not your typical teenager I’ve been with, ”Lovett said.
People donated money to buy clothes for Justin, but his father and grandfather need a different kind of help. They need help cleaning the house that burned down almost completely.
“We have a few things to clean up and it’s going to be a long way, but they didn’t have insurance for the house,” Booth said.
Knowing that Justin is going through trauma, they try to eliminate as much of it as possible before he leaves the hospital, but they need help with machinery and manpower to get it done.