Hundreds pray, fast for Utah boy burned over 40 percent of his body


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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2014 4:30 p.m.

    Re fully present

    Quite likely the blessing came after they doused him with water and called the ambulance / life flight and before the life flight arrived.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    Is it known what caused the explosion? If so why doesn't this article state why or st least say the cause is unknown.

    He is obviously a very thoughtful/considerate kid. Thinking to reassure his parents he not to worry he will be okay at a time like this. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

  • Sal Provo, UT
    July 12, 2014 3:01 p.m.

    It would be good for the family to let the community know what Max was doing that caused the explosion. It could be a wake up to other youth contemplating similar experiments if it was. It isn't necessary to criticize a teenager; it might be necessary to let others know in order to avoid a repeat.

  • hockeymom Highland, UT
    July 12, 2014 8:13 a.m.

    I'm hearing about Max and they Stay family in Alberta. Canada. Seems like prayers are coming your way from all around the world!

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2014 11:22 p.m.

    He has burns over 40% of his body, could have died, and they give him a blessing before they get him urgent medical care? Couldn't the blessing have come after they sought out medical care? Sad story. Hope he makes it as well as that poor girl in Texas.

  • genbug47 Hamilton, MT
    July 11, 2014 5:21 p.m.

    Prayers of comfort and peace and healing are needed for the family in Houston Texas. All but one of the Stay family were killed by a gunman when he invaded their home. The 15 year old daughter survived and was able to call 911 which saved other family members from this gunman but she remains in critical condition. Prayers are definitely needed there for both families of the parents who were killed. They were a lovely LDS family in the North Houston Stake, I think.

    As for Max, prayers do continue. He is a miracle as well. God bless them all.

  • plpamlee Cedar hills , UT
    July 11, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    I just read this story..My husband and I are on a mission in NM and we live in Cedar Hills.We pray for continuing miracles for Max and strength for each family member
    Sister Lee

  • venunakka india, 00
    July 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

    Our prayers are with you, MAX. Keep trust in the Lord and He will do the rest.

  • Big_Bird West Jordan, UT
    July 11, 2014 8:05 a.m.

    WOW! Thank you for sharing such a personal story. My prayers for "Miracle Max" will be added to the growing number of people already praying for him.

    I believe in miracles. I EXPECT miracles!