Stranger raises money for girl burnt after hair caught fire - KCTV5

Stranger raises money for girl severely burnt after hair caught fire

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A stranger who has never met one little girl before is trying to raise money to help her after her hair caught fire.

Tah'Mia Gorman is fun-loving 6-year-old and burn victim, who is inspiration to her family as she recovers at a hospital in Cincinnati.  She had her first surgery Monday and will undergo another procedure Tuesday, hoping to be home next week.

Kenny Harris said he has been through tough times before and was really touched when people came together to help out.

So when he heard that Tah'Mia suffered third and fourth-degree burns when her hair caught fire as she walked past the running stove, he wanted to do something.

"One night after hearing the story, I thought, 'what if this was my child?'  It is really just something I felt I needed to do, and be a part of, to help them,"  Harris said.  "Because if that was my child, the last thing I would want to worry about is money.  I need to be at the hospital with my child."

Harris sells guns and fountains.  So, he is selling raffle tickets for those items, a total value of more than $1,400.

So far, about $650 has been raised for Tah'mia, but Harris is hoping to raise more at a gun show this weekend.

The gun show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.  Click here for more information on how to help.

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