OAKLEY -- Offers of help are flowing in as a 15-year-old Oakley burn victim faces months of recovery in a Sacramento hospital.
Friends and strangers alike have rallied around Trevor Gillilan, a Freedom High School sophomore who was badly burned last week during a sleepover at a friend's house in Oakley.
He and two other boys had made a campfire in the backyard, where the Friday night accident occurred.
Rick Gillilan, Trevor's father, confirmed that gasoline was involved and that there was an explosion, but said he didn't have any additional details about what happened.
Trevor initially was transported by helicopter to The Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center in Sacramento and then transferred to the nearby Shriners Hospital for Children, where he remains in critical condition.
He was burned over 63 percent of his body, sustaining second-degree burns to his face and second- and third-degree burns on the rest of his front, Gillilan said.
Although one of the other boys had a minor injury to his leg, neither was hospitalized, he said.
Trevor underwent a five-hour operation Wednesday to graft skin from his back and buttocks onto the burned areas and will be heavily sedated for the next five to seven days, Gillilan said.
He might be in the hospital for four or five months and will require about two years of therapy after that, he said.
Before the accident, Trevor was a kid on the go: In addition to competing on Freedom High's baseball team, he played football and basketball, and went fishing, camping, wakeboarding and mountain biking. He had received a dirt bike from his parents the day before the accident.
Sports apparently didn't get in the way of studying, however. Trevor earned straight A's his first trimester, and that was for Spanish, chemistry and geometry as well as his favorite class -- P.E., Gillilan said.
Outgoing and affectionate, Trevor is an only child but considers his yellow Labrador, Rocko, as close as a brother, said his aunt, Susie Gillilan.
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Well-wishers are doing what they can to ease the struggles of Trevor Gillilan's family.
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