After the Flames: A Burn Victim's Battle with Celebrity (Paperback)

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After the Flames: A Burn Victim's Battle with Celebrity (Paperback)

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"A fast-paced, compelling narrative that goes far beyond the headlines." -- KEVIN DONOVAN, author of The Billionaire Murders

For Joey Philion, surviving the fire was only the beginning.


On the morning of March 10th, 1988, in Orillia, Ontario, a house fire engulfed fourteen-year-old Joey Philion in flames. He suffered third degree burns on 95 percent of his body. Doctors didn't think he would make it through the night.

After the Flames is about one of the world's most famous burn victims: his incredible survival, his nightmarish path to recovery that helped revolutionize medical treatment for burn victims worldwide, the fame thrust upon him after he was declared a hero from the media, and the tumultuous years that followed, most of which were spent under the microscope of an unforgiving public eye.

The story also follows Joey's family, including his mother Linda, stepfather Mike, and younger brother Danny, all of whom endured their own tremendous hardships in the wake of a fire that changed their lives forever.
Jonathan R. Rose is an avid traveller, spending more than half of his adult life abroad, with no intention of stopping. He is the author of the books, Carrion, The Spirit of Laughter, and Wedlock. He currently lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Product Details ISBN: 9781459753785
ISBN-10: 145975378X
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English