POLK CO., Fla - As Megan Kimbrough remains in a medically induced coma at Tampa General Hospital, she is not aware that another woman set on fire is comforting her family and trying to help her.
Kimbrough was set on fire last Friday night and sustained burns over 80 percent of her body. Police said Kimbrough's husband Joshua threw gasoline on her as she sat in a recliner and then lit her on fire.
Megan's Lakeland neighbors ended up throwing blankets on her to put out the flames. The only thing on Megan that did not burn is her hair.
"It is tough," said Teddy Lawhorn, Megan's father. "You never want to see your kid in this position."
Megan's father, mother and grandmother are now receiving emotional support from Audrey Mabrey.
Audrey Mabrey was in the process of divorcing her husband, Christopher Hanney, in November of 2009 when he attacked her in their Apollo Beach house. Hanney grabbed Mabrey, took her to the garage, beat her with a hammer, doused her with gasoline and then tossed a lit candle at her and set her on fire.
With the help of a neighbor, she was able to extinguish the fire, but suffered burns to 80 percent of her body.
Hanney was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated battery and arson.
Mabrey knows the long road to recovery and how medical bills can mount.
In an effort to help Megan, Mabrey created a fund to help Megan pay those bills . Her goal is to raise $25,000. Thus far, donations total $180.00.
Megan's family told ABC Action News that doctors change Megan's dressings in the morning and visitors are not allowed until after noon. The bandage change takes four hours. On Wednesday morning, Megan underwent a four-hour surgery to clean the burns on her arms and doctors harvested some of her skin to try and re-grow it.
Megan was slated to undergo another surgery Friday where donor skin was going to be placed on her chest, but doctors were not able to do this because Megan is still in such a fragile physical state.
Megan's father said 32 percent to 39 percent of Megan's burns are third-degree and the rest are second-degree and first-degree burns.
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