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Clark Teen Burned in Backyard Bonfire Doing Well

Eryka Underwood is awake, walking—and missing her cell phone.

Family friends of Eryka Underwood, the 15-year-old Johnson student and star athlete burned in Tuesday's have launched a website to disseminate updates about the teen's progress. GetWellEryka.com posted yesterday that Eryka is awake, walking, has had her breathing tube removed, and will have her first surgeries Monday and Thursday on her hands. Doctors attribute her quick progress to her young age and physical fitness. The update also includes this bit, which comes as no surprise to friends of Underwood: "She is, however, slightly upset over not having a cell phone!!!"

A dinner fundraiser for Underwood will be held Nov. 28 at the Firehouse Eatery & Pub in Rahway. GetWellEryka.com also confirms that 16-year-old Kevin Lopez was the other teen burned during the accident. 

Amanda Filippone November 08, 2010 at 01:37 AM
Hi Eryka, I heard about what happened and I feel really bad. I know your a strong girl and I want you to know that you are in my prayers! Feel better soon<3333 I look forward to seeing you again soon on the soccer field. From Amanda Filippone (David Brearley Varsity Soccer Team)

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