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Donation will help improve burn treatments

Galveston County Daily News, Dec. 13, 2006 http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=758433048a50c279 By Laura Elder A welder and craftsman, David Laymance reveled in earning a living with his hands. And Laymance thought he was tough. But then came the day of fire, and the 13 days after when he lay in a hospital bed knowing what would come next. Nurses would arrive, take him to a room and scrub the dead, charred skin from his hands and clean his wounds. Laymance, of Santa Fe, was among more than 170 people injured in explosions at BP’s Texas City refinery on March 23, 2005. The blasts killed 15 people. Laymance, who still is undergoing treatment to repair his hands, doesn’t want to talk about what happened that day at the refinery.  He wants to talk about how the doctors and nurses at the University of Texas Medical Branch Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit saved his hands and maybe his life.



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