Mother Recovering After Deadly Fire


Recovering after tragedy young mother, Champaine Harn, is awake from a coma. She was injured in a fire that claimed the lives of two of her children.

Her mother Tammy Salas hasn't left her side at Alegent Creighton hospital.

"When I saw her in that bed in there, it is like OK I just lost my Gabriel, and I am about to lose my daughter too, oh no," said Salas.

She holds back the tears as she recalls the memory. It's been almost five days since the fatal mobile home fire in Maplewood Estates.

Harn, 18, made it out with her two year-old daughter Adrianna. Her two sons, three year-old Gabriel and three month-old Brandon died.

For two days Harn was in a coma, then Saturday brought the first signs of hope.

"Using a pen she writes, she writes down the answers or questions she has on paper. So that is going really well," said Salas.

Still in a semi-medically induced coma, Harn still not able to breath on her own. One of her lungs is damaged.

"Today it got kinda sad, it actually got really sad," said Salas.

Tears fill her eyes as she recaps their first conversations since the fatal fire.

"We started talking about the boys. And umm, I didn't want to talk to much with her about it, because she don't really need to think about it too much, she just needs to get better and overcome this. But of course that is on the top of her mind and she wants to know," said Salas.

But with the devastation those answers are hard to give. Right now, Salas just wants to say thank you and asks for prayers.

Salas said Harn continues to get better everyday. Doctors are running tests twice a day to see if the breathing tubes can be removed. Right now, her one lung isn't strong enough to support her breathing.

The family said the outpouring from the community has been tremendous. The two year-old is well taken care of, but Salas said Harn could still use more clothing items. She needs shoes size ten, tops size 24 and pants size 20.

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