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Benefit helps family of teenage burn victim

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A benefit was held tonight to help the family of two teenage brothers hurt in an explosion.  Family and friends gathered at Rig's Saloon in Fort Worth to raise money and leave well wishes on a get well poster for 13-year-old Cameron Russell.  Russell was pronounced brain dead on Friday and is on life support.  He was burned over 80 percent of his body and has had multiple surgeries. 

Russell, his brother, 17-year old Nick Russell, 18-year-old Shawn Dean and another 13-year-old were playing with fire in the back yard of a house in the 400 block of Southeast Gardens Boulevard on November 29th.  One of the teens poured gasoline on the fire and the flames flashed up at the teens.  

Family friend Randy Horton says Cameron Russell's father has been unable to work since the accident and is coping with what happened.  "Of course he's very sad.  He wants his baby to come home and that's the way he put it to me. He's a good father, he loves them kids, he's a single dad, a hard working man."   

Money from tonight's benefit will go to help with some of the Russell's bills that have been piling up since the accident.

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