Lansing Woman Recovering After Fireworks Injury

The Lansing woman who was severely injured after fireworks exploded in her face has been released from the hospital.
 
We caught up with Edgrekia Blackmon, who almost didn't survive the Fourth of July accident outside her home on Ingham street.  The explosion left her with first and second degree burns, a bad scar on her head, and no sight in her right eye.
 
She tells us she didn't think she was going to survive.
 
"Being burnt is like no other feeling. I have four children and I thought childbirth was the worse pain a person could go through. And now I know there's no pain like being burnt. I consider myself blessed and favored by God to still be here," she says.
 
Blackmon said there's a chance her vision in her right eye could come back. The Lansing Fire Department said she did everything right when lighting the firework, and the incident was an unfortunate accident.  

 

  • The Lansing woman who was severely injured after fireworks exploded in her face has been released from the hospital. We caught up with Edgrekia Blackmon, who almost didn't survive the Fourth of July accident outside her home on Ingham street. The explosion left her with first and second degree burns, a bad scar on her head, and no sight in her right eye.

  • She tells us she didn't think she was going to survive.

  • "Being burnt is like no other feeling. I have four children and I thought childbirth was the worse pain a person could go through. And now I know there's no pain like being burnt. I consider myself blessed and favored by God to still be here," she says.

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    Blackmon said there's a chance her vision in her right eye could come back. The Lansing Fire Department said she did everything right when lighting the firework, and the incident was an unfortunate accident. Click on the image above to hear more about Edgrekia's experience and recovery